Goniolithon polycephalum ( ) Afonso-Carrillo
Goniolithon polycephalum (Foslie) Afonso-Carrillo 1984: 139
Published in: Afonso-Carrillo, J. (1984). Estudios en las algas Corallinaceae (Rhodophyta) de las Islas Canarias. II. Notas taxonomicas. Vieraea 13: 127-144.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Goniolithon is Goniolithon papillosum (Zanardini ex Hauck) Foslie.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum polycephalum Foslie
Lithophyllum polycephalum Foslie
Type locality: St. Vincent, Cap Verde (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 169). Holotype: Vanhöffen, Gauss Expedition [= German South Polar Expedition 1901-1903]; ix.1901; no habitat data on type. TRH A19-1256 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 168).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with many heads.
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
John, D.M., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F., Lawson, G.W., Kostermans, T.B. & Price, J.H. (2004). A taxonomic and geographical catalogue of the seaweeds of the western coast of Africa and adjacent islands. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 127: 1-339, 1 fig.
Created: 26 October 2016 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
Verified by: 26 October 2016 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 February 2020.