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Melyvonnea erubescens (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine 2014

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Hapalidiales
Family Mesophyllumaceae
Genus Melyvonnea


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Melyvonnea erubescens (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine
Tanzania (right-hand rhodolith). Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).


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Mesophyllum erubescens (Foslie) Me.Lemoine Tanzania (right-hand rhodolith)
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Publication details
Melyvonnea erubescens (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine 2014: 405

Published in: Athanasiadis, A. & Ballantine, D.L. (2014). The genera Melyvonnea gen. nov. and Mesophyllum s.s. (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) particularly from the central Atlantic Ocean. Nordic Journal of Botany 35: 385-436.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melyvonnea is Melyvonnea canariensis (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine.

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

Lithothamnion erubescens Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Brazil: Fernando de Noronha: Chaloup Bay (Index Nominum Algarum). Lectotype fide Adey & Lebednik 1967: H.N. Ridley, T.S. Lea and G.A. Ramage; 14 August-24 September 1873; no habitat data on type. TRH C15-3212 (Sissini & al. 2014: 305).

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), blushing, reddening, rose (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion erubescens f. prostratum Foslie 1901

Taxonomic notes
Referred to Mesophyllum by Sissini et al. (2014). DNA sequence data are required to establish the utility of morphological and anatomical characters for recognising genera of corallines. - (27 Nov 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Amado-Filho, G.M., Bahia, R.G., Mariath, R., Jesionek, M.B., Moura, R.L., Bastos, A.C., Pereira-Filho, G.H. & Francini-Filho, R.B. (2018). Spatial and temporal dynamics of the abundance of crustose calcareous algae on the southernmost coral reefs of the western Atlantic (Abrolhos Bank, Brazil). Algae. An International Journal of Algal Research 33(1): 85-99.

Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Jesionek, M.B., Bahia, R.G., Hernández-Kantún, J., Adey, W.H., Yoneshigue-Valentin, Y., Longo, L.L. & Amado-Filho, G.M. (2016). A taxonomic account of non-geniculate coralline algae (Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta) from shallow reefs of the Abrolhos Bank, Brazil. Algae. An International Journal of Algal Research 31(4): 317-340.

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