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Lithophyllum absimile Foslie & M.Howe 1907

Publication details
Lithophyllum absimile Foslie & M.Howe in Foslie 1907: 27

Published in: Foslie, M. (1907). Algologiske notiser IV. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1907(6): 1-30.
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Publication date: between 30.ix.1907 and 27.i.1908

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 Spongites absimilis (Foslie & M.Howe) Afonso-Carrillo

Type information
Type locality: Sandy Bay, near Montego Bay, Jamaica (Yoshida 1998: 573). Holotype: Howe No. 4965; no habitat data; marked "over anden art [= overgrowing another species]". TRH A3-132 (Yoshida 1998: 573).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Pseudolithophyllum absimile (Foslie & M.Howe) W.H.Adey 1970
Neogoniolithon absimile (Foslie & M.Howe) Cabioch 1972

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithophyllum absimile Foslie & M.Howe)
Europe: France (Anon. 2017), Spain (Gómez-Menor Robles & Fuertes Lasala 1982).

Asia: Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015).

(as Neogoniolithon absimile (Foslie & M.Howe) Cabioch)
Europe: France (Dizerbo & Herpe 2007, Anon. 2017).

Source of current name
Afonso-Carrillo, J. (1988). Structure and reproduction of Spongites wildpretii sp. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Canary Islands, with observations and comments on Spongites absimile comb. nov. British Phycological Journal 23: 89-102.

Key references
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.

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