Pseudolithophyllum decipiens ( ) & R.T.Paine 1986
Pseudolithophyllum decipiens (Foslie) Steneck & R.T.Paine 1986: 237
Published in: Steneck, R.S. & Paine, R.T. (1986). Ecological and taxonomic studies of shallow-water encrusting Corallinaceae (Rhodophyta) of the boreal northeastern Pacific. Phycologia 25(2): 221-240.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Pseudolithophyllum is Pseudolithophyllum fuegianum (Heydrich) M.L.Mendoza & Cabioch.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Spongites decipiens (Foslie) Y.M. Chamberlain
Lithothamnion decipiens Foslie
Type locality: California, U.S.A. [San Pedro fide isotype in UC] (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 271). Lectotype: W. A. Setchell 1482; TRH A2-97 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 34). Notes: Chamberlain (1993: 107) gives the following data: Holotype: TRH, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA, 5.xii.1896, Setchell 1482. Foslie slide 61; Isotype: UC Plants on part of the same stone as the holotype. Slide (UC) 1482(2). According to Woelkerling et al. (2005: 34): "A presumed isotype in UC (UC, 736372) was mistakenly termed the holotype by Steneck & Paine (1986: 237). Box marked '(konc. lidt større end hos typen [= conceptacles somewhat larger than the type])'. Slide marked 'L. decipiens Fosl., Kalifornia [= California], leg. Setchell'. van der Merwe et al. (2015) obtained a partial rbcL sequence from the isotype (UC 736372) that is part of the same stone bearing TRH A2-97. USA: California: San Diego (INA). California (Prof. W.A. Setchell, coll. no. 1482) (Foslie, 1897: 20). USA: California: San Diego (INA).
Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), deceiving (used of a species closely resembling another) (Stearn 1973).
Melobesia decipiens Foslie 1897
This is a marine species.
Created: 21 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 November 2020.