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Melanothamnus testudinis Serio, G.Furnari, I.Moro & K.Sciuto 2020

Publication details
Melanothamnus testudinis Serio, G.Furnari, I.Moro & K.Sciuto 2020: 284, figs 2-13

Published in: Serio, D., Furnari, G., Moro, I. & Sciuto, K. (2020). Molecular and morphological characterisation of Melanothamnus testudinis sp. nov. (Rhodphyta, Rhodomelaceae) and its distinction from Polysiphonia carettia. Phycologia 59(4): 281-291.

Publication date: published online 15 May 2020

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.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Distributional notes
Lampedusa Island and probably Canary Islands, Balearic Islands (Spain), Croatia (Adriatic Sea), and Gulf of Gabès (Tunisia) reported as Polysiphonia caretta (Serio et al., 2020). - (11 Aug 2020) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Holotype locality: Lampedusa Island (Straits of Sicily, Italy); 35°30.197'N, 12°35.192'E (Serio et al. 2020: 284). Holotype (tetrasporophyte): D. Collodoro; 10 July 2011; epizoic on carapace of loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta. CAT 2712 (Serio et al. 2020: 284). Notes: Isotypes: CAT 2713, female gametophyte; CAT 2714 female gametophyte and tetrasporophyte. Molecular vouchers: LR735545 (rbcL gene), LR735991 (23S rRNA gene).

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Serio, D., Furnari, G., Moro, I. & Sciuto, K. (2020). Molecular and morphological characterisation of Melanothamnus testudinis sp. nov. (Rhodphyta, Rhodomelaceae) and its distinction from Polysiphonia carettia. Phycologia 59(4): 281-291.

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2020.

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