Lithothamnion elegans Foslie 1895: 6, no fig.
Published in: Foslie, M. (1895). New or critical Lithothamnia. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1895(2): 1-10, 15 figs, 1 plate.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum elegans (Foslie) Foslie
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), elegant (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Kalifornia-Golfen [= Gulf of California], México (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 188). Holotype: Anon; no date; no habitat data on type. TRH A23-1383 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 188).
Source of current name
Foslie, M. (1900). Revised systematical survey of the Melobesieae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1900(5): 1-22.
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: 25 October 2005 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 12 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 November 2018.