Melanothamnus somalensis &
Melanothamnus somalensis Bornet & Falkenberg 1901: 684, pl. 21: figs 14-18
Published in: Falkenberg, P. (1901). Die Rhodomelaceen des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel, Monographie 26. pp. i-xvi, 1-754, 10 figs, 24 pls. Berlin.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Melanothamnus.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Somalia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 528). Lectotype: PC 584992 (: table 4, figs 3-8).
Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.
Hayee-Memon, A. & Shameel, M. (1996). A taxonomic study of some red algae commonly growing on the coast of Karachi. Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences 5(2): 113-137.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Created: 01 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 May 2017 by Wendy Guiry
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Wynne, M.J. & Banaimoon, S.A. (1990). The occurrence of Jolyna laminarioides (Phaeophyta) in the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean and a new report of Melanothamnus somalensis (Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 33: 213-218, 12 figs.
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