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Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux

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 membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
microscope, North of Portugal, Vila do conde, 2007. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
microscope, Lourido, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
Lourido, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008; VSm conceptacle. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
microscope, Lourido, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
microscope uniporate and multiporate conceptacles, Lourido, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
microscope on Osmundea osmunda, Lourido, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
Mirella Coppola di Canzano. © Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it).

Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
Mirella Coppola di Canzano. © Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it).

Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
Mirella Coppola di Canzano. © Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it).

 

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Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux Lourido, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008; VSm conceptacle
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Publication details
Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux 1812: 186

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1812). Sur la classification des Polypiers coralligénes non entiérement pierreux. Nouveau Bulletin des Sciences par la Société Philomathique de Paris 3: 181-188.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia.

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

Basionym
Corallina membranacea Esper

Type information
Type locality: West coast of France (Dawson 1960: 8). Lectotype: Esper, 1796, Corallina Tab. XII, figs 2, 3, and 4: Upper right specimen on unnumberd sheet labelled Melobesia membranacea by Lamouroux (epitype) CN sine numero (Woelkerling & Chamberlain 2007: 233). Notes: Woelkerling and Chamberlain (2007) note that the neotype of Chamberlain (1985) has to be superseded because the ICBN rules governing the selection of types have changed

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), membranous (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Corallina membranacea Esper 1796
Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich 1897
Lithothamnion membranaceum (Esper) Foslie 1898

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Hapalidium roseolum Kützing 1843
Melobesia corticiformis Kützing 1849
Hapalidium roseum Kützing ex Areschoug 1852
Hapalidium coccineum P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1859
Melobesia rosea Rosanoff 1866
Hapalidium hildenbrandtioides P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1867
Lithothamnion corticiforme (Kützing) Foslie 1898
Melobesia hildenbrantioides (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Foslie 1898
Melobesia coccinea (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Foslie 1898
Epilithon corticiforme (Kützing) Heydrich 1908

Nomenclatural notes
M. membranacea (Esper) Lamouroux, 1816: 315 (Silva et al. 1996: 255). - (25 Mar 2009) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Babbini & Bressan (1997) suggest that this species is a synonym of Hydrolithon farinosum (Lamouroux) Penrose & Y.M. Chamberlain.

Distributional notes
According to Womersley (1996: 168) this species is widespread but many records require confirmation (see also Wilks & Woelkerling, 1991: 524; Chamberlain & Irvine, 1994c: 199).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Occurs epiphytically on a variety of green, brown and red algae in southern Australia and has been found intertidally on rocky reefs and in tide pools and subtidally to depths of 42 m (Womersley 1996: 171).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Corallina membranacea Esper)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Giaccone 1978, Babbini & Bressan 1997, Curiel et al. 2012), Apulia (Bottalico et al. 2016), Balearic Islands (Piccone 1889, Rodríguez y Femenías 1889, Lemoine 1912, Ribera Siguán & Gómez Garreta 1984, Babbini & Bressan 1997), Baltic Sea (Nielsen et al. 1995, Kontula & Fürhapter 2012), Britain (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991, Irvine & Chamberlain 1994, Hardy & Guiry 2003, Brodie et al. 2016), Channel Islands (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991), Corsica (Boudouresque & Perret 1977, Babbini & Bressan 1997), Faroe Islands (Nielsen & Gunnarsson 2001), France (Feldmann 1939, Coppejans & Kling 1995, Babbini & Bressan 1997, Dizerbo & Herpe 2007, Anon. 2017), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996), Greece (Athanasiadis 1987, Babbini & Bressan 1997, Tsirika & Haritonidis 2005), Helgoland (Kornmann & Sahling 1983, Bartsch & Kuhlenkamp 2000), Ireland (Guiry 1978, De Valéra et al. 1979, Maggs 1983, Irvine & Chamberlain 1994, Morton 1994, Guiry 2012), Italy (Cinelli et al. 1976, Babbini & Bressan 1997, Babbini & Bressan 1997, Babbini & Bressan 1997, Furnari, Cormaci & Serio 1999, Rindi, Sartoni & Cinelli 2002, Furnari et al. 2003, Furnari et al. 2003, Furnari et al. 2003, Furnari et al. 2003, Serio et al 2006), Netherlands (Stegenga & Mol 1983, Stegenga et al. 1997), Norway (Rueness 1997, Kjøsterud 1997, Brattegard & Holte 2001), Portugal (Araújo et al. 2009, Lugilde et al. 2016), Sardinia (Babbini & Bressan 1997, Furnari et al. 2003), Scandinavia (Athanasiadis 1996), Spain (Ballesteros 1981, Romero Martinengo & Romero Martinengo 1982, Boisset & Barceló 1984, Gallardo et al. 1985, Rodriguez Prieto & Polo Alberti 1988, Soto & Conde 1989, Granja, Cremades & Barbara 1992, Barbara, Cremades & López Rodriguez 1992, Conde et al. 1996, Bárbara & Cremades 1996, Rodríguez-Prieto & Polo, L. 1996, Babbini & Bressan 1997, Veiga, Cremades & Bárbara 1998, Rodriguez-Prieto & Polo Albertí 1998, Peña & Bárbara 2002, Gorostiaga et al., 2004, Peña & Bárbara 2006, Peña & Bárbara 2008, Peña & Bárbara 2010, Cires Rodriguez & Cuesta Moliner 2010, Diaz Tapia et al. 2011, Lugilde et al. 2016), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo et al. 2016), Turkey (Europe) (Cirik, Zeybeck, Aysel & Cirik 1990, Zeybek, Güner & Aysel 1993, Taskin et al. 2008 ).

Atlantic Islands: Azores (Neto 1994, Tittley & Neto 1994), Canary Islands (Gil-Rodríguez & Afonso-Carrillo 1980, Gil-Rodriguez et al. 1985, Guadalupe et al. 1995, Haroun et al. 2002, Gil-Rodríguez et al. 2003, John et al. 2004, Domínguez-Alvarez et al. 2005, Anon. 2011, Afonso-Carrillo 2014), Cape Verde Islands (Otero-Schmitt & Sanjuan 1992, John et al. 2004, Prud'homme van Reine, Haroun & Kostermans 2005), Madeira (Neto, Cravo & Haroun 2001, John et al. 2004), Salvage Islands (John et al. 2004).

North America: Connecticut (CT) (Schneider, Suyemoto & Yarish 1979), Florida (FL) (Taylor 1960), Mexico (Dawson 1960), Virginia (VA) (Humm 1979).

Central America: Panama (Taylor 1960).

Caribbean Islands: Cuba (Suárez 2005, Suárez, Martínez-Daranas & Alfonso 2014), Hispaniola (Taylor 1960, Betancourt & Herrera-Moreno, 2001), Jamaica (Taylor 1960), Lesser Antilles (Taylor 1960), Martinique (Rodríguez-Prieto, Michanek & Ivon 1999, Delnatte & Wynne 2016), Puerto Rico (Taylor 1960), Tobago (Taylor 1960), Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

South America: Brazil (Taylor 1960, Oliveira Filho 1977, Poletto Borges et al. 2014), Galápagos Islands (Ruiz & Ziemmeck 2011), Venezuela (Taylor 1960, Ganesan 1990).

Africa: Algeria (Babbini & Bressan 1997), Angola (John et al. 2004), Cabinda (John et al. 2004), Egypt (Papenfuss 1968), Ethiopia (Papenfuss 1968), Madagascar (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Mauritania (John et al. 2004), Morocco (Dangeard 1949, Babbini & Bressan 1997), Namibia (Rull Lluch 2002, Rull Lluch & Gómez Garreta 2002, John et al. 2004), Senegal (John et al. 2004), South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Spanish North Africa (González García, Paredes Ruiz & Enrique Mirón 2017), Tunisia (Ben Maiz, Boudouresque & Quahchi 1987, Babbini & Bressan 1997).

Indian Ocean Islands: Réunion (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-west Asia: Cyprus (Taskin et al. 2013, Tsiamis et al. 2014), Israel (Hoffman et al. 2014), Levant states (Babbini & Bressan 1997), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Turkey (Asia) (Taskin et al. 2008 ), Yemen (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Asia: Japan (Holmes 1896), South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014, Anon. 2012).

South-east Asia: Singapore (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Pham et al. 2011).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Nelson 2012), Queensland (Lewis 1984), South Australia (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991, Womersley 1996), Tasmania (Womersley 1996), Victoria (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991, Womersley 1996, Morcom et al. 2005), Western Australia (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991, Womersley 1996).

Antarctic and the subantarctic islands: Macquarie Island (Ricker 1987).

(as Hapalidium roseolum Kützing)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Melobesia corticiformis Kützing)
Asia: Japan (Holmes 1896), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Hapalidium coccineum P.Crouan & H.Crouan)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Melobesia rosea Rosanoff)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Hapalidium hildenbrandtioides P.Crouan & H.Crouan)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Munda 1979, Ercegovic 1980), Balearic Islands (Navarro & Bellón 1945), Bulgaria (Dimitrova-Konaklieva 1981), Channel Islands (Lyle 1920), France (Breizh) (Feldmann 1954), Greece (Gerloff & Geissler 1974), Ireland (Cotton 1912, Cotton 1913), Italy (Giaccone 1969), Portugal (Ardré 1970), Spain (Sauvageau 1897, Hamel 1928, Miranda 1931, Seoane-Camba 1965), Sweden (Kylin 1944).

Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (Børgesen 1929), Madeira (Levring 1974).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Lithothamnion membranaceum (Esper) Foslie)
Europe: Britain (Newton 1931), Sweden (Kylin 1907).

South America: Brazil (Taylor 1930).

Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987, Shao 2003-2014, Shao 2003-2014).

(as Lithothamnion corticiforme (Kützing) Foslie)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Melobesia hildenbrantioides (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Foslie)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Epilithon corticiforme (Kützing) Heydrich)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Chamberlain, Y.M. (1985). The typification of Melobesia membranacea (Esper) Lamouroux (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae). Taxon 34: 673-677, 4 figs, 1 table.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G. & Alongi, G. (2017). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Rhodophyta (Rhodymeniophycidae escluse). Bollettino Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali in Catania 50(380): 1-391, 53 pls.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Morcom, N.F., Woelkerling, W.J. & Ward, S.A. (2005). Epiphytic nongeniculate corallines found on Laurencia filiformis f. heteroclada (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). Phycologia 44: 202-211.

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.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

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

Woelkerling, W.J. & Chamberlain, Y.M. (2007). The genus Melobesia (Hapalidiceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta): typification update. Phycologia 46: 232-234.

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.

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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Chamberlain, Y.M. (1985). The typification of Melobesia membranacea (Esper) Lamouroux (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae). Taxon 34: 673-677, 4 figs, 1 table.

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