Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich 1897

Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich

Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) HeydrichNingaloo Reef, Western Australia.John Huisman (

Publication Details
Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich 1897: 412

Published in: Heydrich, F. (1897). Melobesiae. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 15(7): 403-420, pl. XVIII [18].

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

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

Lithothamnion pygmaeum Heydrich

Type Information
Type locality: Tami Islands, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea; (Silva & al. 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).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 01 September 2013

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 01 September 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 11 August 2022

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