Lithothamnion calcareum (Pallas) J.E.Areschoug 1852

Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine

Current name: Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine
Carreroe, Co. Galway, Ireland; live plants from coral beach - 14 April 2009. Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication Details
Lithothamnion calcareum (Pallas) J.E.Areschoug 1852: 523

Published in: Areschoug, J.E. (1852). Ordo XII. Corallineae. In: Species genera et ordines algarum....Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. (Agardh, J.G. Eds), pp. 506-576. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

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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 Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine.

Basionym
Millepora calcarea Pallas

Type Information
Neotype locality: Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall, England; (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 212) Neotype: W.F. Farnham; 11.xii.1983; subtidal; BM; Box 1626 (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 212) Notes: Chamberlain & Irvine (1994) recommend consulting Woelkerling & Irvine (1986a: figs 1,15) for more information on the neotype of this species. Isoneotypes: BM, LTB

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), chalky, limy (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 05 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 19 April 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 19 April 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 May 2024

 
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