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Mesophyllum alternans (Foslie) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Hapalidiales
Family Mesophyllumaceae
Genus Mesophyllum

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Mesophyllum alternans (Foslie) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza
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Mesophyllum alternans (Foslie) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza
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Mesophyllum alternans (Foslie) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza
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Mesophyllum alternans (Foslie) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza
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Mesophyllum alternans (Foslie) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza
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Mesophyllum alternans (Foslie) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza
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Mesophyllum alternans (Foslie) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza
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Publication details
Mesophyllum alternans (Foslie) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza 1998: 209

Published in: Cabioch, J. & Mendoza, M.L. (1998). Mesophyllum alternans (Foslie) comb. nov. (Corallinales, Rhodophyta), a mediterraneo-atlantic species, and new considerations on the Lithothamnion philippii Foslie complex. Phycologia 37: 208-221, 31 figs, 2 tables.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mesophyllum is Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Lithothamnion philippii f. alternans Foslie

Type information
Holotype locality: nórdlich Monte de Direction [= north of Mt Direction], Tangier, Morocco (Cabioch & Mendoza 1998: 209). Holotype: P. Kuckuck; 14.vi.1901; collection depth 15-20 m. TRH B16-2493 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 332). Notes: Holotype: Kuckuck collection; TRH (no specimen number), including slide 783. Holotype; TRH B16-2493 (Peñes et al., 2015).

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), alternating (Stearn 1992).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion philippii f. alternans Foslie 1907

Taxonomic notes
Referred to the synonymy of Mesophyllum philippii by Athanasiadis (2016: 263). - (4 Oct 2017) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
epilithic, epiphytic, unattached; low intertidal to subtidal (Peña et al., 2015). - (5 May 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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

Bressan, G. & Babbini, L. (2003). Biodiversità marina delle coste Italiane: Corallinales del Mar Mediterraneo: guida all deteminazione. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 10(Suppl. 2): 1-237.

Peña, V., De Clerck, O., Afonso-Carillo, J., Ballesteros, E., Bárbara, I., Barreiro, R. & Le Gall, L. (2015). An integrative systematic approach to species diversity and distribution in the genus Mesophyllum (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in Atlantic and Mediterranean Europe. European Journal of Phycology 50(1): 20-36.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Created: 14 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 04 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Cabioch, J. & Mendoza, M.L. (1998). Mesophyllum alternans (Foslie) comb. nov. (Corallinales, Rhodophyta), a mediterraneo-atlantic species, and new considerations on the Lithothamnion philippii Foslie complex. Phycologia 37: 208-221, 31 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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