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Hydrolithon craspedium (Foslie) P.C.Silva

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Hydrolithaceae
Subfamily Hydrolithoideae
Genus Hydrolithon

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Hydrolithon craspedium (Foslie) P.C.Silva
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Hydrolithon craspedium (Foslie) P.C.Silva
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Hydrolithon craspedium (Foslie) P.C.Silva
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 5 m deep at outer reef edge. 19 Nov 2002. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Hydrolithon craspedium (Foslie) P.C.Silva
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 5 m deep at outer reef edge. 19 Nov 2002. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Hydrolithon craspedium (Foslie) P.C.Silva
Hydrolithon craspedium Cakaulevu Reef Plants. 08 Dec 2004. Peter Skelton. © ORDA and Peter Skelton (skeltonp@bigpond.net.au).

 

Monostroma grevillei var. lubricum (Kjellman) Collins

Hydrolithon craspedium (Foslie) P.C.Silva Palau Islands, West Pacific, 5 m deep at outer reef edge
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
Hydrolithon craspedium (Foslie) P.C.Silva 1996: 235

Published in: Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Hydrolithon is Hydrolithon reinboldii (Weber Bosse & Foslie) Foslie.

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

Basionym
Lithophyllum craspedium Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Onotoa, Gilbert Islands [Kiribati] (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 217). Holotype: Finckh; no date; no habitat data on type. TRH A27-1566 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 217).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum craspedium Foslie 1900
Porolithon craspedium (Foslie) Foslie 1909

Taxonomic notes
South & Skelton (2003) cite this as an accepted species, with Porolithon craspedium (Foslie) Foslie 1929 as a synonym.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Porolithon craspedium (Foslie) Foslie)
South America: Chile (Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

Pacific Islands: Fiji (Littler & Littler 2003), Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950, Dawson 1957).

(as Hydrolithon craspedium (Foslie) P.C.Silva)
Africa: Madagascar (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Somalia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Indian Ocean Islands: Chagos Archipelago (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Maldives (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Seychelles (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-west Asia: India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Rao & Gupta 2015).

Asia: Korea (Lee 2008).

Pacific Islands: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Fiji (South & Skelton 2003), Guam (Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Line Islands (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003), Republic of Palau (Ohba et al 2007), Samoan Archipelago (Skelton & South 1999).

Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 19 April 2012 by M.D. Guiry

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Michael 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 23 September 2019.

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