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Lithothamnion indicum Foslie 1907

Publication details
Lithothamnion indicum Foslie 1907: 7

Published in: Foslie, M. (1907). Algologiske notiser III. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1906(8): 1-34.
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Publication date: between 21 vi.1907 and 29.vi.1907

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithothamnion crispatum Hauck

Type information
Type locality: Corner Inlet, Victoria, Australia (Wilks & Woelkerling 1995: 558). Lectotype: J. Gabriel; 1897; TRH B7-2084 (includes slides 444 and 445) (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 279). Notes: Lectotype designated by Woelkerling (1993: 125).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Taylor (1945) cites this species as Lithothamnium indicum Foslie.

Taxonomic notes
According to Foslie (1907a: 7; 1907c: 99; 1907d: 183), the name Lithothamnion fruticulosum f. crassiusculum was misapplied to this species by Foslie (1993b: 464-466, pl. XXIV: fig. 2) and Foslie (1904a: 20, 24).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Found at depths of 5-20 m as unattached and completely free-living rhodoliths (Womersley, 1996: 181).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithothamnion indicum Foslie)
Central America: Islas Revillagigedo (Taylor 1945), Panama (Taylor 1945, Fernández-García & al. 2011).

Africa: Djibouti (Silva & al. 1996), Mauritania (John & al. 2004), Mauritius (Silva & al. 1996), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005 ).

Indian Ocean Islands: Amirante Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Cargados Carajos (Silva & al. 1996), Maldives (Silva & al. 1996), Saya de Malha Bank (Silva & al. 1996), Seychelles (Silva & al. 1996).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Silva & al. 1996, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012).

Asia: Korea (Lee 2008).

Australia and New Zealand: Victoria (Wilks & Woelkerling 1995, Womersley 1996).

Source of current name
Basso, D., Rodondi, G. & Bressan, G. (2011). A re-description of Lithothamnion crispatum and the status of Lithothamnion superpositum (Rhodophyta, Corallinales). Phycologia 50(2): 144-155.

Key references
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: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

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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