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Metamastophora flabellata (Sonder) Setchell

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Mastoporaceae
Subfamily Mastophoroideae
Genus Metamastophora


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Metamastophora flabellata (Sonder) Setchell
Cape Peron, south of Perth, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Metamastophora flabellata (Sonder) Setchell
KwaZulu-Natal. Tom Schils. © Tom Schils (tom@schils.be).

Metamastophora flabellata (Sonder) Setchell
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


Champia minuscula A.B.Joly & Ugadim

Metamastophora flabellata (Sonder) Setchell Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Metamastophora flabellata (Sonder) Setchell 1943: 131

Published in: Setchell, W.A. (1943). Mastophora and the Mastophoreae: genus and subfamily of Corallinaceae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 29: 127-135.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Metamastophora.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Melobesia flabellata Sonder

Type information
Type locality: Western Australia (mouth of Swan River) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 260). Lectotype: Preiss, prior to 1845; MEL 516739 (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991: 528). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Harvey (1849 [1847-1849]: 108). Designated and depicted by Woelkerling (1980: 238, fig. 1).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flabellate, fan-shaped (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Melobesia flabellata Sonder 1845
Mastophora flabellata (Sonder) Harvey 1849

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Melobesia plana Sonder 1845
Melobesia stelligera Endlicher & Diesing 1845
Peyssonnelia caulescens Kützing 1847
Mastophora plana (Sonder) Harvey 1849
Mastophora stelligera (Endlicher & Diesling) Kützing 1849
Mastophora hypoleuca Harvey 1849
Mastophora lamourouxii Decaisne ex Harvey 1849
Lichenella brentii J.E.Gray 1858
Mastophora lamourouxii var. latior Sonder 1880
Pterigospermum caulescens (Kützing) Kuntze 1891
Metamastophora plana (Sonder) Setchell 1943
Metamastophora stelligera (Sonder) Setchell 1943
Metamastophora lamourouxii (Decaisne ex Harvey) Setchell 1943

Distributional notes
Womersley (1996) notes that Woelkerling (1980b: 239) summarises incorrect and questionable records.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Found on rock in intertidal pools and to depths of 48 m; subtidal vertical rock faces (Womersley 1996: 246).

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Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J. (1980). Studies on Metamastophora (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). I. M. flabellata (Sonder) Setchell: morphology and anatomy. British Phycological Journal 15: 201-225, 33 figs, 2 tables.

Key references
Bailey, J.C., Gabel, J.E. & Freshwater, D.W. (2004). Nuclear 18S rRNA gene sequence analyses indicate that the Mastophoroideae (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) is a polyphyletic taxon. Phycologia 43: 3-12.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.

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Verified by: 17 April 2009 by Wendy Guiry

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Woelkerling, W.J. (1980). Studies on Metamastophora (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). I. M. flabellata (Sonder) Setchell: morphology and anatomy. British Phycological Journal 15: 201-225, 33 figs, 2 tables.

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