Lithothamnion prolixum Foslie 1908: 9
Published in: Foslie, M. (1908). Algologiske notiser V. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1908(7): 1-20.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon ferox (Foslie) Maneveldt & E.Van der Merwe
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Natal, South Africa (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 452). Lectotype: A. Weber van Bosse; 1893; no habitat data on type. TRH C15-3244 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 452).
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Chamberlain, Y.M. & Keats, D.W. (1994). Three melobesioid crustose coralline red algae from South Africa: Leptophytum acervatum (Foslie) comb. nov., L. foveatum sp. nov. and L. ferox (Foslie) comb. nov.. Phycologia 33: 111-133, 105 figs, 2 tables.
Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.
Created: 11 July 2001 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 31 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 July 2019.