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Litosiphon pusillus (Carmichael) Harvey 1849

Publication details
Litosiphon pusillus (Carmichael) Harvey 1849: 43

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1849). A manual of the British marine algae: containing generic and specific descriptions of all the known British species of sea-weeds. With plates to illustrate all the genera. pp. [i]-lii, [1]-252, 27 pls. London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row.
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Publication date: Jul-Dec 1849

Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Litosiphon.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Litosiphon laminariae (Lyngbye) Harvey

Basionym
Asperococcus pusillus Carmichael

Type information
Syntype localities: On Chorda filum Appin [Scotland]: Capt Carmichael. Meadfoot, Devonshire [England], Mrs Griffiths (Doty & Oguri 1956: 277). Type: TCD?

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996) the taxon Asperococcus pusillus var. major apparently lies within the circumspection of this species but has not been transgerred or reduced to synonymy. Guiry (1997) suggest consulting Fletcher (197) for the synonym between Litosiphon pusillus and L. laminariae.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
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).

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References
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Kornmann, P. & Sahling, P.-H. (1990). Zur Synonymie von Litosiphon pusillus auf der Basis von kulturversuchen. Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen 44: 1-8.

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