161,482 species and infraspecific names are in the database, 22,723 images, 62,955 bibliographic items, 473,550 distributional records.

Melanothamnus infestans (Harvey) Huisman 2018

Publication details
Melanothamnus infestans (Harvey) Huisman 2018: 543, fig. 158 A-E

Published in: Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Publication date: August 2018?

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melanothamnus is Melanothamnus somalensis Bornet & Falkenberg.

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

Basionym
Polysiphonia infestans Harvey

Type information
Type locality: King George Sound, Western Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 542). Lectotype: W.H.Harvey; on Polyphysa peniculus. TCD Harvey Trav. Set 22 (Womersley 2003: 189). Notes: Type from Princess Royal Harbour, King George Sound, W. Aust.; probable isotypes (Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 180B) in BM, MEL, 1006715, and AD, A18284 (Womersley, 2003: 189). According to Huisman (2018: 543) the Harvey specimen (Harvey Trav. Set 22) is a lectotype rather than a holotype.

Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), infesting, attacking (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia infestans Harvey 1855

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia zostericola A.H.S.Lucas 1919

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Created: 09 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 17 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry

Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 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=170127

Citing AlgaeBase
Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 May 2021.

SITE © 1996 - 2021 M.D. Guiry. All rights reserved.

Website Design : 249 Design Studio