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Millepora fasciculata Lamarck

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Eukaryota unassigned
Phylum Eukaryota unassigned phylum
Class Eukaryota unassigned class
Order Eukaryota unassigned order
Family Eukaryota unassigned family
Genus Millepora

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Millepora fasciculata Lamarck
Streamstown Bay, Co. Galway, Ireland; shallow subtidal. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Lithophyllum fasciculatum (Lamarck) Foslie Streamstown Bay, Co. Galway, Ireland; shallow subtidal
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Millepora fasciculata Lamarck 1816: 203

Published in: Lamarck, [J.B.A.P.] De (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres, présentant les caractères généraux et particuliers de ces animaux, leur distribution, leurs classes, leurs familles, leurs genres, et la citation des principales espèces qui s'y rapportent; précédée d'une introduction offrant la détermination des characteres essentiels de l'Aanimal , sa distinction du végétal et des autres corps naturels, enfin , l'eexposition des principes fondamentaux de la Zoologie. Tome second. pp. 1-568. Paris: Verdière, Libraire, quai des Augustins, No. 27.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Millepora is .

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum fasciculatum (Lamarck) Foslie

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), clustered, growing in bundles (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
According to Basso et al. (2004: 222), Millepora fasciculata Lamarck has been used as the basionym of Lithophyllum fasciculatum but the latter does not agree with either of the two specimens in the type collection. The smaller plant in the type collection possesses a combination of characters that collectively are in agreement with the genus Clathromorphum. They consider the larger plant to be unequivocally a species of Lithothamnion. They also note that the protologue of M. fasciculata includes the description of one more collection not found in PC (Woelkerling in Woelkerling & Lamy 1998: 268). Included in synonymy with Lithothamnion minervae Basso by Athanasiadis (2012: 218) with a question mark. Pending further studies we retain the synonymy and the taxonomic status of Lithophyllum fasciculatum (Lamarck) Foslie

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Unknown, probably Mediterranean (Woelkerling 1998: 268). Neolectotype: PC the smaller of two plants (Basso, Rodondi & Mari 2004: 222). Notes: According to Basso et al. (2004: 222), the original collection of Millepora fasciculata in PC is heterogeneous, and therefore a previous lectotypification proposed by Woelkerling (in Woelkerling & Lamy, 1998: 268) must be superseded. The smaller of the two plants, which belongs to an undescribed species of Clathromorphum, is selected as the new lectotype. The larger plant in the collection belongs to a species of Lithothamnion. The new lectotype has been illustrated by Woelkerling (in Woelkerling & Lamy 1998: 267, fig. 113 A, specimen on right; fig. 114 A) and its anatomy is also shown in Basso et al. 2004: Figs 13-17.

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Source of current name
Foslie, M. (1898). List of species of the Lithothamnia. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1898(3): 1-11.

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

Basso, D., Rodondi, G. & Mari, M. (2004). A comparative study between Lithothamnion minervae and the type material of Millepora fasciculata (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 43: 215-223.

Foslie, M. (1898). List of species of the Lithothamnia. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1898(3): 1-11.

Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Lamarck's nullipores. In: Non-geniculate Coralline Red Algae and the Paris Muséum: Systematics and Scientific History. (Woelkerling, W.J. & Lamy, D. Eds), pp. 101-404. Paris: Publications Scientifiques du Muséum/A.D.A.C.

Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.

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: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Basso, D., Rodondi, G. & Mari, M. (2004). A comparative study between Lithothamnion minervae and the type material of Millepora fasciculata (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 43: 215-223.

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