Melobesia stictaeformis Areschoug 1852

Lithophyllum stictiforme (Areschoug) Hauck

Current name: Lithophyllum stictiforme (Areschoug) Hauck
MediterraneanMirella Coppola di Canzano (

Publication Details
Melobesia stictaeformis Areschoug 1852: 517

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1852). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumis secundi: Algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 2. pp. 577-700 [701-720, Addenda and Index]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

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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 Lithophyllum stictiforme (Areschoug) Hauck.

Type Information
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea; (Villas-Boas et al. 2009: 242) Lectotype: designated and illustrated in Athanasiadis (1999: 738, fig. 1): S; unnumbered (Villas-Boas et al. 2009: 242)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 16 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 December 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 December 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 12 April 2024

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