Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff 1866

Publication Details
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.

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type Information
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.

General Environment
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: 26 June 2023

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 June 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 27 May 2024

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