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Melobesia flabellata Sonder

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Hapalidiales
Family Hapalidiaceae
Subfamily Melobesioideae
Genus Melobesia

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

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

Melobesia flabellata Sonder
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
Melobesia flabellata Sonder 1845: 55

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Metamastophora flabellata (Sonder) Setchell

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

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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).

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Key references
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.

Wilks, K.M. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1991). Southern Australian species of Melobesia (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 30: 507-533, 37 figs, 2 tables.

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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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 November 2018.

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