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Lophosiphonia prostrata (Harvey) Falkenberg 1901

Publication details
Lophosiphonia prostrata (Harvey) Falkenberg 1901: 501

Published in: Falkenberg, P. (1901). Die Rhodomelaceen des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel, Monographie 26. pp. i-xvi, 1-754, 10 figs, 24 pls. Berlin.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lophosiphonia is Lophosiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) Falkenberg.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Epizonaria prostrata (Harvey) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Basionym
Polysiphonia prostrata Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Fremantle, Western Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 526). Holotype: Harvey; on Lobophora. TCD (Harvey Trav. Set) (Womersley 2003: 333).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), prostrate.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
This has a remarkably wide distribution as an epiphyte on zonarioid algae (Womersley 2003: 333).

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Source of current name
Díaz-Tapia, P., Maggs, C.A., West, J.A. & Verbruggen, H. (2017). Analysis of chloroplast genomes and a supermatrix inform reclassification of the Rhodomelaceae (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 53(5): 920-937, 2 figs.

Key references
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

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