Goniolithon pygmaeum ( )
Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich Palau Islands, West Pacific
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Goniolithon pygmaeum (Heydrich) Foslie 1898: 8
Published in: Foslie, M. (1898). List of species of the Lithothamnia. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1898(3): 1-11.
Publication date: 24.xii.1898
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Goniolithon is Goniolithon papillosum (Zanardini ex Hauck) Foslie.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum tamiense (Heydrich) Verheij
Lithothamnion pygmaeum Heydrich
Type locality: Tami Islands, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 250). Lectotype: Bamler; date not determined; PC (apparently missing); designated by Verheij, 1993: 43 (see also Verheij, 1994: 103) (Woelkerling 1998: 361).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pygmy, dwarf (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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.
Created: 25 October 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 01 September 2013 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 December 2019.