Mesophyllum tenue ( )
Mesophyllum tenue (Kjellman) Lebednik 1975
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Leptophytum tenue (Kjellman) Athanasiadis & W.H.Adey
Lithophyllum tenue Kjellman
Type locality: Port Clarence (Alaska), Bering Sea (Athanasiadis & Adey 2006: 74). Lectotype: F.R. Kjellman; 22-26 July 1879; On a broken Mytilus L. shell, in the upper sublittoral region. TRH B2-1737 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 74). Notes: Lectotype designated by Athanasiadis & Adey [Mikael Foslie's label reads: 'Lith. Monogr. pl.3, fig.3. L. tenue (Kjellm.) Vega -Exp: sp. konc. foto n? 24 A Arkt. america: Port Clarence 1879. leg. F.R. Kjellmann']. Isolectotypes in TRH. Syntypes in UPS. Woelkering et al. (2005: 245) note that the material of B2-1737 was on loan when their catalogue was being prepared.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, fine, slender (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Athanasiadis & Adey (2006: 74), this is a comb. ined..
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. & Adey, W.H. (2006). The genus Leptophytum (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) on the Pacific coast of North America. Phycologia 45: 71-115.
Created: 04 May 2000 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 January 2019.