Lithophyllum tenue 1889
Lithophyllum tenue Kjellman 1889: 22, pl. I: figs 6-10
Published in: Kjellman, F.R. (1889). Om Beringhafvets algflora [About the Bering Sea algae]. Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 23(8): 1-58, pls I-VII.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Leptophytum tenue (Kjellman) Athanasiadis & W.H.Adey
Type locality: Port Clarence (Alaska), Bering Sea (Athanasiadis & Adey 2006: 74). Lectotype: F.R. Kjellman; 22-26 July 1879; On a broken Mytilus L. shell, in the upper sublittoral region. TRH B2-1737 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 74). Notes: Lectotype designated by Athanasiadis & Adey [Mikael Foslie's label reads: 'Lith. Monogr. pl.3, fig.3. L. tenue (Kjellm.) Vega -Exp: sp. konc. foto n? 24 A Arkt. america: Port Clarence 1879. leg. F.R. Kjellmann']. Isolectotypes in TRH. Syntypes in UPS. Woelkering et al. (2005: 245) note that the material of B2-1737 was on loan when their catalogue was being prepared.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, fine, slender (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Athanasiadis & Adey (2006: 74), Mesophyllum tenue (Kjellmann) Lebednik 1974 (accepted name for this species) is a comb. ined.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithophyllum tenue Kjellman)
North America: Alaska (Athanasiadis & Adey 2006).
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. & Adey, W.H. (2006). The genus Leptophytum (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) on the Pacific coast of North America. Phycologia 45: 71-115.
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.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 October 2021.