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Melobesia mamillaris Harvey

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Hapalidiales
Family Hapalidiaceae
Subfamily Melobesioideae
Genus Melobesia

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Melobesia mamillaris Harvey
Ashmore Reef, Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

 

Neogoniolithon mamillare (Harvey) Setchell & L.R.Mason Ashmore Reef, Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Melobesia mamillaris Harvey 1849: 109 (bottom left: figs 1-4)

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1849). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. [Part 2]. pp. 65-124 [ends abruptly], pls XXVI-L. London: Reeve Brothers.
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Publication date: "before November 1849"

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 Neogoniolithon mamillare (Harvey) Setchell & L.R.Mason

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: Bahia, Brazil; Tierra del Fuego; Ilhas do Cabo Verde; Algoa Bay, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 263). Notes: Type: not designated (see Woelkerling 1993: 144). TRH has two syntypes (A11-544, A11-545).

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
Setchell, W.A. & Mason, L.R. (1943). Goniolithon and Neogoniolithon: two genera of crustaceous coralline algae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 29: 87-92.

Key references
Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.

Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The discovery of Antillean algal taxa described by Duchassaing in 1850. Feddes Repertorium 124: 101-104.

Created: 27 August 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 10 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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