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Lithothamnion simulans (Foslie) Foslie

Publication details
Lithothamnion simulans (Foslie) Foslie 1904: 16

Published in: Foslie, M. (1904). Lithothamnioneae, Melobesieae, Mastophoreae. In: The Corallinaceae of the Siboga-Expedition. Siboga-Expeditie Monographie. (Weber-van Bosse, A. & Foslie, M. Eds) Vol. 61, pp. 10-77. Leiden:

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum simulans (Foslie) Me.Lemoine

Basionym
Lithothamnion siamense f. simulans Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Koh Sarlak [=Sarlak Island], Siambugten [= Gulf of Siam, now the Gulf of Thailand], [Thailand] (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 354). Holotype: Schmidt; 16.iii.1900; no habitat data. TRH B18-2626 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 354).

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), imitating, resembling (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithothamnion simulans (Foslie) Foslie)
Asia: Japan (Segawa 1981, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), Korea (Lee & Kang 1986, Lee & Kang 2001), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

South-east Asia: Vietnam (Tsutsui et al. 2005, Nguyen et al. 2013).

Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Lewis 1984).

Pacific Islands: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Solomon Islands (Womersley & Bailey 1970).

Key references
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: 21 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 19 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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Citing AlgaeBase
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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 21 April 2019.

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