Lithophyllum explanatum 1906
Lithophyllum explanatum Foslie 1906: 25
Published in: Foslie, M. (1906). Algologiske notiser II. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1906(2): 1-28.
Publication date: between 1.xii.1906 and 26.xii.1906
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum riosmenae A.S.Harvey & Woelkerling
Type locality: Island Bay near Wellington, New Zealand (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 139). Lectotype: W.A.Setchell; vi.1904; uppermost sublittoral zone, on Ulva. TRH A16-1003 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 139). Notes: "Collection includes packet and two small boxes with conceptacle bearing fragments, one of which was rediscovered during the present study. Accompanying annotation slip marked ‘Herbarium of the University of California’ [UC] and 'on Ulva'. Packet marked ‘Melob. Lithophyllum explanatum. Boxes marked 'L. explanatum'. Slide marked ‘Melobesia explanatum paa [= on] Ulva’. Locality on collection boxes mistakenly given as ‘Bay of Island’ but in protologue (Foslie 1906b: 26) and on prepared slide correctly given as ‘Island Bay’. Incorrect locality data from boxes also repeated in Adey & Lebednik 1967: 36 and Woelkerling 1993: 88, both of whom were unaware of prepared slide]" (Woelkering et al. 2005: 139).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Foslie, M. (1908). Pleiostroma, a new subgenus of Melobesia. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1908(11): 1-7.
Created: 31 August 2012 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 11 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 September 2021.