Hydrolithon munitum ( & M. ) Penrose
Hydrolithon munitum (Foslie & M.Howe) Penrose 1996: 263, fig. 120
Published in: 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.
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 Harveylithon munitum (Foslie & M.Howe) A.Rösler, Perfectti, V.Peña & J.C.Braga
Lithophyllum munitum Foslie & M.Howe
Type locality: Cave Cays, Exuma Chain, Bahamas (Woelkerling 1998: 319). Holotype: M.A. Howe; 19.ii.1905; NY Howe no. 4023 (Woelkerling 1998: 319). Notes: Isotypes PC, Howe no. 4023, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); TRH, Howe 4023, includes three slides also numbered 4023; BM, algal box collection 925. Penrose in Womersely (1996: 264) gives the following data: lectotype in TRH (no. 4023); designated by Adey in Adey & Lebednik 1967: 20; illustrated by Penrose (1990: fig. 37A-E).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Rösler, A., Perfectti, F., Peña, V. & Braga, J.C. (2016). Phylogenetic relationships of Corallinaceae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta): taxonomic implications for reef-building corallines. Journal of Phycology 52(3): 412-431.
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.
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