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Lophothalia australis (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1890

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Lophothalieae
Genus Lophothalia


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Lophothalia australis (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Lophothalia australis (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Cape Peron, Western Australia; scale 2 mm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


Cyclotella meneghiniana var. quadrata Playfair

Vertebrata australis (C.Agardh) Kuntze Cape Peron, Western Australia; scale 2 mm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Lophothalia australis (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1890: 59

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1890). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Sjette afdelningen.). Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Andra Afdelningen, Kongl. Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Handlingar 26(3): 1-125, III pls.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lophothalia is Lophothalia verticillata (Harvey) Kützing.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Brongniartella australis (C.Agardh) F.Schmitz

Cladostephus australis C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: "Ad Novam Hollandiam" (one of three possible localities in Western Australia: Geographe Bay, Cape Leeuwin, or King George Sound (Silva & al. 1996: 477). Type: Mus. Paris (Parsons 1980: 278). Notes: Lectotype: (Parsons) PC. Isolectotype: Herb. Agardh, LD, 41993.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1985).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
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
Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

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