Hydrolithon improcerum ( & M. )
Porolithon improcerum (Foslie & M.Howe) M.Howe Cape Peron, Western Australia
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Hydrolithon improcerum (Foslie & M.Howe) Foslie 1909: 55
Published in: Foslie, M. (1909). Algologiske notiser VI. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1909(2): 1-63.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Hydrolithon is Hydrolithon reinboldii (Weber Bosse & Foslie) Foslie.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Porolithon improcerum (Foslie & M.Howe) M.Howe
Type locality: Montego Bay, Jamaica (Womersley 1996: 258). Holotype: M.A.Howe no. 4760b; 5.i.1907; on a littoral reef. TRH A14-752 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 111). Notes: Illustrated by Townsend & Adey (1990).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Womersley (1996: 259), this is closely related to Lithoporella melobesioides and further studies are needed to evaluate this. - (20 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
On Botryocladia, Cladostephus, Caulocystis sp., and Dictyota sp.; also on rock (Womersley 1996: 259).
Source of current name
Da Gama Bahia, R., Menezes Amado Filho, G., Azvedo, J. & Maneveldt, G.W. (2014). Porolithon improcerum (Porolithoideae, Corallinaceae) and Mesophyllum macroblastum (Melobesioideae, Hapalidiaceae): new records of crustose coralline red algae for the Southwest Atlantic Ocean. Phytotaxa 190: 38-44.
Penrose, D.L. (1996). Genus Hydrolithon (Foslie) Foslie 1909: 55. In: The Marine benthic flora of South Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 255-266. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Townsend, R.A. & Adey, W.H. (1990). Morphology of the Caribbean alga: Goniolithon improcerum Foslie et Howe in Foslie (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyceae). Botanica Marina 33: 99-116.
Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.
Created: 17 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 15 July 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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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 18 August 2019.