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Goniolithon pygmaeum (Heydrich) Foslie

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithophyllaceae
Subfamily Lithophylloideae
Tribe Dermatolitheae
Genus Goniolithon

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Goniolithon pygmaeum (Heydrich) Foslie
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Goniolithon pygmaeum (Heydrich) Foslie
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Goniolithon pygmaeum (Heydrich) Foslie
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Goniolithon pygmaeum (Heydrich) Foslie
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Goniolithon pygmaeum (Heydrich) Foslie
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Myrionema globosum f. affine Setchell & N.L.Gardner

Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich Palau Islands, West Pacific
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
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.
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Publication date: 24.xii.1898

Type species
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

Basionym
Lithothamnion pygmaeum Heydrich

Type information
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).

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

General environment
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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