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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.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Archaeolithothamnion mirabile Foslie 1899
Lithothamnion muelleri f. cingens Foslie 1900
Lithothamnion mirabile (Foslie) Foslie 1909

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).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff)
Atlantic Islands: St Peter and St Paul Archipelago (Mendes Crespo et al. 2014).

North America: Gulf of California (Norris, Aguilar-Rosas & Pedroche 2017), Mexico (Hernández- Kantún et al. 2015, Pedroche & Sentíes 2020).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Mendes Crespo et al. 2014, Wynne 2017).

South America: Argentina (Pujals 1963, Boraso de Zaixso 2013), Brazil (Oliveira Costa et al. 2014), Chile (Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Fuegia (Papenfuss 1964), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

South-west Asia: Arabian Gulf (John & Al-Thani 2014).

Asia: Korea (Lee & Kang 2001).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Nelson 2012), South Australia (Wilks & Woelkerling 1995, Womersley 1996), Tasmania (Wilks & Woelkerling 1995, Womersley 1996), Victoria (Wilks & Woelkerling 1995, Womersley 1996), Western Australia (Wilks & Woelkerling 1995, Womersley 1996).

Key references
Hernández-Kantún, J.J., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Hall-Spencer, J.M., Peña, V., Maggs, C.A. & Rindi, F. (2015). Phylogenetic analysis of rhodolith formation in the Corallinales (Rhodophyte). European Journal of Phycology 50(1): 46-61.

Mendes Crespo, T., Gama Bahia, R. da, Maneveldt, G.W. & Amado-Filho, G.M. (2014). Floristic composition of crustose coralline algae from the St. Peter and St. Paul Archipelago, a summit of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Phytotaxa 190(1): 17-37, 17 fig., 3 tables.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Wilks, K.M. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1995). An account of southern Australian species of Lithothamnion (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 8: 549-583, 12 figs, 2 tables.

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.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. pp. [1]-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study with assistance from the State Herbarium of South Australia.

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