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Melobesia amplexifrons Harvey

Publication details
Melobesia amplexifrons Harvey 1849: (1847-1849): 110-111

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 Pneophyllum amplexifrons (Harvey) Y.M.Chamberlain & R.E.Norris

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Port Natal, Durban, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 266). Lectotype: Guienzius; no date; epiphytic on Gelidium. TCD (Woelkerling & Campbell 1992: 98, fig. 63A). Notes: Designated by Woelkerling & Campbell (1992: 98). Isotype: BM. Epiphytic on Gelidium pteridifolium Norris, Hommersand & Fredericq; Isolectotypes: TCD, BM (Chamberlain & Norris 1994: 10).

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
Chamberlain, Y.M. & Norris, R.E. (1994). Pneophyllum amplexifrons (Harvey) comb. nov., a mastophoroid crustose coralline red algal epiphyte from Natal, South Africa. Phycologia 33: 8-18, 45 figs.

Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Woelkerling, W.J. & Campbell, S.J. (1992). An account of the southern Australian species of Lithophyllum (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 22: 1-107, 63 figs, 13 tables, 4 maps.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 November 2019.

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