Lithophyllum congestum ( )
Lithophyllum congestum (Foslie) Foslie 1900: 20
Published in: Foslie, M. (1900). Revised systematical survey of the Melobesieae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1900(5): 1-22.
Publication date: between 26.vi.1900 and 31.xii.1900
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum kaiseri (Heydrich) Heydrich
Goniolithon congestum Foslie
Type locality: St Barthélemy, West Indies (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 188). Holotype: Goes; 1867; TRH A23-1381, includes slides 435 and 436 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 188). Notes: Isotype: PC, unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym). St. Barthélemy is part of the Lesser Antilles, one of the three island groups comprising the West Indies, along with the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), congested.
Lithophyllum frutescens var. congestum (Foslie) Me.Lemoine
Goniolithon platyphyllum Foslie 1899
According to Tamega et al. 2014:279, Lithophyllum congestum (Foslie) Foslie is a heterotypic synonym of L. stictaeforme (J.E.Areschoug) Hauck and L. stictaeforme (J.E.Areschoug) Hauck, as the older name, has taxonomic priority. - (30 Dec 2014) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithophyllum congestum (Foslie) Foslie)
Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (John et al. 2004).
Caribbean Islands: Caribbean (Littler & Littler 2000), Cuba (Suárez 2005, Suárez, Martínez-Daranas & Alfonso 2014), Hispaniola (Betancourt & Herrera-Moreno, 2001), Lesser Antilles (Taylor 1960), Puerto Rico (Ballantine, Ruiz & Aponte 2004), Trinidad & Tobago (Duncan & Lee Lum 2006).
South America: Colombia (Díaz-Pulido & Díaz-Ruíz 2003).
Source of current name
Hernandez-Kantun, J.J., Gabrielson, P., Hughey, J.R., Pezzolesi, L., Rindio, F., Robinson, N.M., Peña, V., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Le Gall, L. & Adey, W. (2016). Reassessment of branched Lithophyllum spp. (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the Caribbean Sea with global implications. Phycologia 55(6): 619-639.
Ballantine, D.L., Ruiz, H. & Aponte, N.E. (2004). Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico VIII. Additions to the flora. Botanica Marina 47: 335-340, 11 figs.
Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.
Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.
Created: 17 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 28 February 2018 by Wendy Guiry
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Steneck, R.S. & Adey, W.H. (1976). The role of environment in control of morphology in Lithophyllum congestum, a Caribbean algal ridge builder. Botanica Marina 19: 197-215.
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