Porolithon antillarum ( & M. ) & M. 1909
Porolithon antillarum (Foslie & M.Howe) Foslie & M.Howe in Foslie 1909: 57 (as 'Antillarum' )
Published in: Foslie, M. (1909). Algologiske notiser VI. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1909(2): 1-63.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Culebra Island, Puerto Rico (Woelkerling 1998: 302). Holotype: M.A. Howe No. 4373; 7.iii.1906; on reef near low water mark. NY 945452 Notes: Isotypes: PC, Howe 4373, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); BM, algal box collection 899; NY (Woelkerling, 1993: 28); TRH A27-1565: Howe no. 4373, including slides 1085, 1086 and two unnumbered slides. At low-water mark on a coral reef at Flamingo Bay, Culebra Island, Puerto Rico (INA).
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to the Antilles.
Lithophyllum antillarum Foslie & M.Howe 1906
Lithophyllum onkodes f. pachydermum Foslie 1904
Lithophyllum pachydermum (Foslie) Foslie 1906
Porolithon pachydermum (Foslie) Foslie 1909
Hydrolithon pachydermum (Foslie) J.C.Bailey, J.E.Gabel, & Freshwater 2004
Gabrielson et al. (2018), based on DNA sequencing of type material, showed that: 1) P. antillarum was distinct from P. onkodes, where it had been placed in synonymy by Maneveldt & Keats (2014), based on morpho-anatomy and 2) that P. antillarum and P. pachydermum were conspecific with the basionym of P. antillarum, Lithophyllum antillarum Foslie & M.Howe having priority over P. pachydermum. - (23 Feb 2019) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Gabrielson, P.W., Hughey, J.R. & Diaz-Pulido G. (2018). Genomics reveals abundant speciation in the coral reef building alga Porolithon onkodes (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) (Letter). Journal of Phycology 54(4): 429-434.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 October 2021.