Melobesia explanata ( )
Melobesia explanata (Foslie) Foslie 1908: 6
Published in: Foslie, M. (1908). Pleiostroma, a new subgenus of Melobesia. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1908(11): 1-7.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum riosmenae A.S.Harvey & Woelkerling
Lithophyllum explanatum Foslie
Type locality: Island Bay near Wellington, New Zealand (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 139). Lectotype: W.A.Setchell; vi.1904; uppermost sublittoral zone, on Ulva. TRH A16-1003 (Woelkerling et 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.
Created: 31 August 2012 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 11 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 167 times since it was created.
Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=143441
Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 November 2019.