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Lithothamnion rosanoffii Foslie 1908

Publication details
Lithothamnion rosanoffii Foslie 1908: 5 (as 'Lithothamnion (Epilithon) Rosanoffii Fosl. mscr.' )

Published in: Foslie, M. (1908). Algologiske notiser V. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1908(7): 1-20.
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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 Melobesia rosanoffii (Foslie) Adey

Type information
Type locality: "Port Philip, Australia" [Port Phillip Bay, Victoria] (Adey 1970: 6). Holotype: TRH B1-1674 (includes slides 1342, 1641, and one un-numbered slide) (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991: 525). Notes: Depicted in Wilks & Woelkerling (1991: figs 23, 24). See also Woelkerling (1993: 191). Growing on Acropora sp. (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991). The material was obtained by Foslie from the herbarium of Le Jolis; it is not known how Le Jolis obtained the material. See also Adey (1970: 30) and Adey & Lebednik (1967: 50).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Adey, W.H. (1970). A revision of the Foslie crustose coralline herbarium. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1970(1): 1-46, 13 figs.

Key references
Woelkerling, W.J. & Campbell, S.J. (1992). An account of the southern Australian species of Lithophyllum (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 22: 1-107, 63 figs, 13 tables, 4 maps.

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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