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Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) G.Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithophyllaceae
Subfamily Lithophylloideae
Tribe Lithophylleae
Genus Lithophyllum

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Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) G.Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi
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Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) G.Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi
Tanzania. Eurico Oliveira. © Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br).

Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) G.Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Pseudulvella applanata Setchell & N.L.Gardner

Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) G.Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi Tanzania
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Publication details
Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) G.Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi 1996: 117-121, fig. 1

Published in: Furnari, F., Cormaci, M. & Alongi, G. (1996). Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) comb. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta): the species to which Mediterranean 'Pseudolithophyllum expansum' should be referred. European Journal of Phycology 31: 117-122, 11 figs, 2 tables.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum stictiforme (Areschoug) Hauck

Basionym
Melobesia frondosa Dufour

Type information
Lectotype locality: San Nazzaro, Genoa, Italy (Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi 1996: 121). Lectotype: L. Dufour; date not indicated; PC unnumbered, Thuret-Bornet Herbarium (algal fascicle 132, filed under Lithophyllum expansum); designated by Woelkerling, Penrose & Chamberlain, 1993: 327 (Woelkerling 1998: 372).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), leafy.

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

Taxonomic notes
The names Pseudolithophyllum expansum and Lithophyllum expansum were misapplied to this species by Lemoine (1924) and other Mediterranean authors (Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi, 1996).

Womersley (1996: 233: cites this as an accepted name. - (7 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
On rock, or occasionally on molluscs, algae or seagrasses or unattached; occurs in intertidal pools and along reef edges in heavy surf and subtidally to depths of 13 m (Womersley 1996: 237).

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Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (1999). The taxonomic status of Lithophyllum stictaeforme (Rhodophyta, Corallinales) and its generic position in light of phylogenetic considerations. Nordic Journal of Botany 19: 735-745.

Key references
Villas-Boas, A.B., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Amado-Filho, G.M., Maneveldt, G.W. & de O. Figueiredo, M.A. (2009). Rhodolith-forming species of Lithophyllum (Corallinales; Rhodophyta) from Espírito Santo State, Brazil, including the description of L. depressum sp. nov.. Phycologia 48(4): 237-248, 21 figs, 2 tables.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 17 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 30 April 2013 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Furnari, F., Cormaci, M. & Alongi, G. (1996). Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) comb. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta): the species to which Mediterranean 'Pseudolithophyllum expansum' should be referred. European Journal of Phycology 31: 117-122, 11 figs, 2 tables.
Garrabou, J. & Ballesteros, E. (2000). Growth of Mesophyllum alternans and Lithophyllum frondosum (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the northwestern Mediterranean. European Journal of Phycology 35: 1-10, 8 figs, 2 tables.

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