Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff 1866
Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff 1866: 101, pl. 6: figs 8-11
Published in: Rosanoff, S. (1866). Recherches anatomiques sur les Mélobésiées (Hapalidium, Melobesia, Lithophyllum et Lithothamnion). Mémoires de la Société Impériale des Sciences Naturelles de Cherbourg 12: 5-112, pls I-VII.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Lectotype locality: Western Port Bay, Victoria; (Wilks & Woelkerling 1995: 555) Lectotype: W.H. Harvey (communicated by F. Mueller); 1851; CN; herb. Lenormand, unnumbered (Wilks & Woelkerling 1995: 555) Notes: Lectotype designated by Woelkerling (1983: 193). Isolectotypes: MEL 588439; L 941.149-249 (communicated by Lenormand).
Origin of Species Name
Noun (singular possessive) (Latinised), honouring a person with the surname Müller.
This is a marine species.
Occurs intertidally and subtidally to depths of at least 12 m; found on small stones, large rocks and on reef tops as well as on other algae (Wilks & Woelkerling 1995: 556). Occurs intertidally on reefs and in pools and is known subtidally to depths of 85 m; found growing on rock and on algae (Womersley 1996: 183).
Created: 28 August 1999 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 18 August 2015
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 18 August 2015. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 03 December 2022