Lithophyllum corallinae (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Heydrich 1897

Titanoderma corallinae (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Woelkerling, Y.M.Chamberlain & P.C.Silva

Titanoderma corallinae (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Woelkerling, Y.M.Chamberlain & P.C.SilvaMirella Coppola di Canzano (

Publication Details
Lithophyllum corallinae (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Heydrich 1897: 47

Published in: Heydrich, F. (1897). Corallinaceae, insbesondere Melobesieae. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 15: 34-70, 3 figs, pl. III.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

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

Melobesia corallinae P.Crouan & H.Crouan

Type Information
Type locality: Banc du Chateau et Baie de la Ninon, Rade de Brest, France; (Chamberlain 1991: 67) Lectotype: P.-L. & H.-M. Crouan; CO; (Chamberlain 1991: 67) Notes: Designated by Chamberlain (1991: 67, fig. 208).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), of or on corallines (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Found on rock, snails, limpets, abalone shells and sea urchins in intertidal pools, on reef edges and subtidally to depths of 9 m (Womersley 1996: 233). Grows mainly on Corallina officinalis and is common in rock pools from mid tide level downwards; also grows on Laminaria digitata, Cystoseira baccata, Pterocladia capillacea, Furcellaria lumbricalis (sometimes on Melobesia membranacea), Chondrus crispus, Palmaria palmata, Laurencia pinnatifida and Polysiphonia nigrescens (Chamberlain 1991: 69).

Created: 30 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 20 December 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 20 December 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 18 August 2022

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