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Lithophyllum expansum Philippi

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithophyllaceae
Subfamily Lithophylloideae
Tribe Lithophylleae
Genus Lithophyllum

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Lithophyllum expansum Philippi
subtidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Lithophyllum expansum Philippi
subtidal with Saccorhiza polyschides, Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Lithophyllum expansum Philippi
subtidal with Zanardinia typus, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Lithophyllum expansum Philippi
subtidal, Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Lithophyllum expansum Philippi
subtidal, Ría de Vigo, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Lithophyllum expansum Philippi
subtidal with Mesophyllum lichenoides, Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Lithophyllum expansum Philippi
with tetrasporagia, Peinzás, North of Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Lithophyllum expansum Philippi
subtidal with Laminaria ochroleuca, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Lithophyllum expansum Philippi
subtidal with Mesophyllum lichenoides, Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

 

Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza subtidal with Zanardinia typus, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2016
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Lithophyllum expansum Philippi 1837: 389

Published in: Philippi, R.A. (1837). Beweis, dass die Nulliporen Pflanzen sind. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 3: 387-393, figs 2-6, pl. IX.

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

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza

Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), expanded, spread out (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Distributional notes
According to Chamberlain and Irvine, 1994, (p. 88) this species is absent from the shores of Britain & Ireland.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Sicily (Athanasiadis & Neto 2010: 334). Lectotype: L 943.7-84 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 200). Notes: According to INA and Cabioch & Mendoza (2003), the type locality is not given. Woelkerling (1983: 307, fig. 4) designates the original collection of L expansum, consisting of two pieces of thallus, as the lectotype. Athanasiadis & Neto select the larger specimen.

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Source of current name
Cabioch, J. & Mendoza, M.L. (2003). Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) comb. nov. (Corallinales, Rhodophytes), et mise au point sur led Mesophyllum des mers d'Europe. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 44: 257-273.

Key references
Athanasiadis, A. & Neto, A.I. (2010). On the occurrence of Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) Cabioch & Mendoza (Melobesioideae, Corallinales (Rhodophyta) in the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Isles and the Azores. Botanica Marina 53(4): 333-341.

Cabioch, J. & Mendoza, M.L. (2003). Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) comb. nov. (Corallinales, Rhodophytes), et mise au point sur led Mesophyllum des mers d'Europe. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 44: 257-273.

Woelkerling, W.J. (1983). A taxonomic reassessment of Lithophyllum (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) based on studies of R.A. Philippi's original collections. British Phycological Journal 18(3): 299-328.

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.

Created: 07 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 04 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Furnari, F., Cormaci, M. & Alongi, G. (1996). Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) comb. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta): the species to which Mediterranean 'Pseudolithophyllum expansum' should be referred. European Journal of Phycology 31: 117-122, 11 figs, 2 tables.

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