Melobesia compressa M'Calla ex Harvey 1849

Publication Details
Melobesia compressa M'Calla ex Harvey 1849: 108

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1849). A manual of the British marine algae: containing generic and specific descriptions of all the known British species of sea-weeds. With plates to illustrate all the genera. pp. [i]-lii, [1]-252, 27 pls. London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row.

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Publication date: Jul-Dec 1849

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine.

Type Information
Type locality: probably Roundstone Bay, Ireland.; Notes: Type seeminly not designated, but type material of McCalla may be in TCD or DBN (Stafleu & Cowan 1981: 212; Woelkering et al. 2005: 395). Harvey's coralline algae may have not survived.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), flattened, usually laterally (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 22 April 2000 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 02 October 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 02 October 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 May 2024

 
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