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Melobesia mediocris (Foslie) Setchell & L.R.Mason

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Hapalidiales
Family Hapalidiaceae
Subfamily Melobesioideae
Genus Melobesia


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Melobesia mediocris (Foslie) Setchell & L.R.Mason
Northern California. 09 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Melobesia mediocris (Foslie) Setchell & L.R.Mason
Northern California. 09 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Melobesia mediocris (Foslie) Setchell & L.R.Mason
Dixon Island, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Epiphytic on Phyllospadix scouleri. Colin Bates (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca). © Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca).


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Melobesia mediocris (Foslie) Setchell & L.R.Mason Northern California
© Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org)

Publication details
Melobesia mediocris (Foslie) Setchell & L.R.Mason 1943: 95

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.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Lithophyllum zostericola f. mediocris Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA (Silva 1979: 319). Holotype: C.L. Anderson; x.1876; no habitat data on type. TRH C18-3337 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 469).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum zostericola f. mediocris Foslie 1900
Lithothamnion mediocre (Foslie) Foslie 1907

Habitat notes
Shallow subtidal and low intertidal; tide pool; epiphytic on Phyllospadix (Augyte & Shaughnessy, 2014). - (5 Dec 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Santa Cruz, California (Dawson 1960: 7). Type: C.L. Anderson; Nov. 1873; on Phyllospadix. Herb. Trondheim (Dawson 1960: 7). Notes: An isotype is in Herb. U.C (194592).

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Key references
Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Created: 13 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 25 September 2007 by M.D. Guiry

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Lee, R.K.S. (1970). Developmental morphology of the crustaceous alga Melobesia mediocris. Canadian Journal of Botany 48: 437-446.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 November 2019.

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