Lithophyllum pustulatum (J.V.Lamouroux) Foslie 1904

Titanoderma pustulatum (J.V.Lamouroux) Nägeli

Current name: Titanoderma pustulatum (J.V.Lamouroux) Nägeli
Near Kearney, Co.Down, Northern ireland. Grid ref. J6551. Coll 9th May 1977. Coll. O.Morton; det Y.M. Chamberlain; May 1978. Epiphytic on Mastocarpus stellatus in a large pool 20 feet or more across and no more than 1 foot deep among boulders and sBernard Picton (

Publication Details
Lithophyllum pustulatum (J.V.Lamouroux) Foslie 1904: 8

Published in: Foslie, M. (1904). Algologiske notiser. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1904(2): 1-9.

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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 Titanoderma pustulatum (J.V.Lamouroux) Nägeli.

Melobesia pustulata J.V.Lamouroux

Type Information
Type locality: France; (Silva & al. 1996: 274) Lectotype: CN (Herb. Lamouroux); unnumbered (Womersley 1996: 229) Notes: Designated by Woelkerling, Chamberlain & Silva (1985: 325).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), having pustules (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Found in intertidal rocky pools and at depths of 0-5 m on rock, sponges, abalone shells, snails, and on various brown and red algae including Ecklonia, Hormosira, Scaberia, Callophyllis and Pterocladia (Woelkerling & Campbell 1992: 82).

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

Last updated: 20 December 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 20 December 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 25 June 2024

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