Lithothamnion purpurascens ( )
Lithothamnion purpurascens (Foslie) Foslie 1907: 13, footnote
Published in: Foslie, M. (1907). Algologiske notiser III. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1906(8): 1-34.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum funafutiense (Foslie) Verheij
Lectotype locality: nordsiden af [=north side of] Siambugten [= Gulf of Siam, now the Gulf of Thailand], Thailand (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 318). Lectotype: Schmidt; 7.iii.1900; encrusting on a coral reef. TRH B15-2377 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 318).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), purplish, becoming purple (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Created: 18 July 2001 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 18 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 November 2018.