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Melobesia solmsiana Falkenberg 1901

Publication details
Melobesia solmsiana Falkenberg 1901: 109

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.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hydrolithon boreale (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Chamberlain (in Irvine & Chamberlain 1994: 17), the taxonomic placement of Melobesia callithamnioides Solms-Laubach (for which Falkenberg proposed the new name Melobesia solmsiana) is uncertain. According to Babbini & Bressan (1997) this species is a synonym of Hydrolithon farinosum (Lamouroux) Penrose & Chamberlain.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Melobesia solmsiana Falkenberg)
Europe: Italy (Giaccone 1969, Furnari, Cormaci & Serio 1999).

Created: 24 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 23 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 September 2020.

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