Lithothamnion aculeiferum L.R.
Lithothamnion aculeiferum L.R.Mason in Setchell & L.R.Mason 1943: 94 (as 'Lithothamnium' )
Published in: Setchell, W.A. & Mason, L.R. (1943). New or little known crustaceous corallines from Pacific North America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 29: 92-97.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum crassiusculum (Foslie) Lebednik
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: White's Point, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A (Dawson 1960: 11). Holotype: W. A. Setchell 1496a; Dec, 6, 1896; UC 739410 (Yoshida 1998: 582). Notes: See note to Lithothamnion rugosum f. crassiuscula regarding the selection of a lectotype. Athanasiadis et al. (2004) note that there is a paratype in TRH.
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A., Lebednik, P. & Adey, W.H. (2004). The genus Mesophyllum (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) on the northern Pacific coast of North America. Phycologia 43: 126-165.
Hollenberg, G.J. & Abbott, I.A. (1966). Supplement to Smith's marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. [i]-ix [xii], -130, 53 figs. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2013). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. IV Corallinales . pp. [1-8], i-xix, 1-147, pls I-V. Beijing: Science Press.
Created: 21 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 01 September 2013 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 November 2019.