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Melobesia deformans Solms-Laubach 1881

Publication details
Melobesia deformans Solms-Laubach 1881: 53, 57, pl. 1 fig. 5, pl. 3, figs 12, 26

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Choreonema thuretii (Bornet) F.Schmitz

Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), deforming, disfiguring (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Australia (precise locality not indicated) (Woelkerling 1998: 371). Holotype: W.H. Harvey; date not indicated; PC unnumbered Thuret-Bornet Herbarium (algal fascicle 132, filed under Chaetolithon) (Woelkerling 1998: 371).

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
Woelkerling, W.J. (1987). The disposition of Chaetolithon and its type species, C. deformans (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 26: 277-280.

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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 08 August 2020.

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