Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux 1812

Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux

Current name: Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
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Publication Details
Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux 1812: 186

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1812). Sur la classification des Polypiers coralligénes non entiérement pierreux. Nouveau Bulletin des Sciences par la Société Philomathique de Paris 3: 181-188.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Corallina membranacea Esper

Type Information
Type locality: [West coast of France]; (Esper 1796: pl. ) Lectotype (designated by Woelkerling & Chamberlain 2007: 232; Esper, 1796, Corallina Tab. XII, figs 2, 3, and 4: Upper right specimen on unnumberd sheet labelled Melobesia membranacea by Lamouroux (epitype) CN; sine numero (Woelkerling & Chamberlain 2007: 233) Notes: Woelkerling & Chamberlain (2007) note that the "neotype" of Chamberlain (1985) has to be superseded as the ICN rules governing the selection of types have changed. It should be regarded as an epitype (CN, unnumbered, herbarium Lamouroux), on the red alga Calliblepharis ciliata, designated and illustrated in Chamberlain (1985: 676–677, as "neotype"); see Athanasiadis (2024: 191).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), membranous (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Occurs epiphytically on a variety of green, brown and red algae in southern Australia and has been found intertidally on rocky reefs and in tide pools and subtidally to depths of 42 m (Womersley 1996: 171).

Created: 17 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 February 2024

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