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Lithothamnion crassiusculum (Foslie) L.R.Mason

Publication details
Lithothamnion crassiusculum (Foslie) L.R.Mason 1943: 93, '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.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum crassiusculum (Foslie) Lebednik

Lithothamnion rugosum f. crassiusculum Foslie

Type information
Lectotype locality: White's Point, near San Pedro, California (Setchell & Mason 1943: 93). Lectotype: W.A. Setchell (#1149); December 1895; Growing on pebbles (moving freely with the waves) in tide pools and in a small inlet in the reef. TRH B15-2379 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 318). Notes: According to Setchell & Mason (1943: 93), this entity was based on two specimens from California: White's Point, near San Pedro, and a second from San Pedro itself. The first was selected as the lectotype by the authors and the second was the basis for Lithothamnion aculeiferum Setchell & L.R. Mason. Athanasiadis et al. (2004) note that there are paratypes in UC (736373, 736367)

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

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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 17 September 2019.

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