Mesophyllum crassiusculum ( )
Mesophyllum crassiusculum (Foslie) Lebednik 2004: 152-155, figs 119-149
Published in: Athanasiadis, A., Lebednik, P. & Adey, W.H. (2004). The genus Mesophyllum (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) on the northern Pacific coast of North America. Phycologia 43: 126-165.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Lectotype locality: White's Point, near San Pedro, California (Setchell & Mason 1943: 93). Lectotype: W.A. Setchell (#1149); December 1895; Growing on pebbles (moving freely with the waves) in tide pools and in a small inlet in the reef. TRH B15-2379 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 318). Notes: According to Setchell & Mason (1943: 93), this entity was based on two specimens from California: White's Point, near San Pedro, and a second from San Pedro itself. The first was selected as the lectotype by the authors and the second was the basis for Lithothamnion aculeiferum Setchell & L.R. Mason. Athanasiadis et al. (2004) note that there are paratypes in UC (736373, 736367)
Lithothamnion aculeiferum L.R.Mason 1943
On pebbles in the littoral zone, in tide pools and in the surf, moving freely with the wave motion (Athanasiadis et al. 2004). - (28 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 June 2012 by Paul Gabrielson
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Paul Gabrielson in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 January 2019.