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Pseudolithoderma adriaticum (Hauck) Verlaque 1988

Publication details
Pseudolithoderma adriaticum (Hauck) Verlaque 1988: 190

Published in: Verlaque, M. (1988). Végétation marine de la Corse (Méditerranée) VII. Documents pour la flore des algues. Botanica Marina 31: 187-194. [in French, English abstract]

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pseudolithoderma is Pseudolithoderma fatiscens (Kuckuck) Svedelius.

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

Lithoderma adriaticum Hauck

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latinised), of or pertaining to the Adriatic Sea.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithoderma adriaticum Hauck 1884

Taxonomic notes
"According to Fletcher (1987: 86, fig. 3) Pseudolithoderma roscoffense Loiseaux shows a marked similarity with P. adriaticum. In fact he stated that "...It seems possible, therefore, that Lithoderma adriaticum Hauck sensu Hamel is conspecific with Pseudolithoderma roscoffense Loiseaux, although such a connection was not discussed by Loiseaux (1968)...". However, he concluded that further studies were necessary, and in particular on the Mediterranean type material, before to propose the synonymy between these two taxa. On the contrary, according to Verlaque (1988) these species are distinct in: i. thickness of the thallus (up to 260 µm in P. adriaticum vs up to 1000 µm in P. roscoffense); ii. diameter and lenght of the cells of erect filaments [diameter: (9.5) 12-16 (20) µm in P. adriaticum, 10- 15 µm in P. roscoffense; length: (6) 9-16 (19) µm in P. adriaticum, 5-8 µm in P. roscoffense]." (Cormaci et al. 2012: 416). - (27 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.

Fletcher, R.L. (1987). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Vol. 3. Fucophyceae (Phaeophyceae). Part 1. pp. [i]-x, [1]-359, 90 figs, 15 pls. London: British Museum (Natural History).

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..

Serio, D., Alongi, G., Catra, M., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2006). Changes in the benthic algal flora of Linosa Island (Straits of Sicily, Mediterranean Sea). Botanica Marina 49: 135-144.

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