Lithophyllum alternans Me. 1929
Lithophyllum alternans Me.Lemoine 1929: 64, pl. 1: fig. 3; pl. 2: fig. 9
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: James Bay, James Island, Galapagos Islands (Woelkerling 1998: 301). Lectotype: collector not indicated; date not indicated but material forms part of the St George Expedition of 1923-1924 associated with C. Crossland; BM algal box collection 304 (Woelkerling 1998: 301). Notes: Isolectotypes: PC, unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); BM, algal box collections 305, 1001, 1044. Paratypes: PC, unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); BM, algal box collections 306, 328, 861, 1044.
Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), alternating (Stearn 1992).
Goniolithon alternans (M.Lemoine) Setchell & Mason 1943
This is a marine species.
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.
Created: 30 December 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 28 August 2014 by Paul Gabrielson
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Garrabou, J. & Ballesteros, E. (2000). Growth of Mesophyllum alternans and Lithophyllum frondosum (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the northwestern Mediterranean. European Journal of Phycology 35: 1-10, 8 figs, 2 tables.
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Paul Gabrielson in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 September 2021.