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Lithophyllum lichenoides Philippi 1837

Publication details
Lithophyllum lichenoides Philippi 1837: 389

Published in: Philippi, R.A. (1837). Beweis, dass die Nulliporen Pflanzen sind. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 3: 387-393, figs 2-6, pl. IX.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum byssoides (Lamarck) Foslie

Type information
Type locality: "aus dem Sicilischen Meere" [Sicily, Italy] (Philippi 1837: 389). Type: L 943.10.34

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), like a lichen.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Babbini & Bressan (1997) this species is a synonym of Mesophyllum lichenoides (Ellis) Lemoine. According to Woelkerling (1998: 258-259), L. lichenoides is a taxonomic synonym of L. byssoides. Treated as taxonomically valid by Athanasiadis (2016: 321). Includes records of Tenarea tortuosa (Esper) Lemoine (Woelkerling et al., 1985).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithophyllum lichenoides Philippi)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Babbini & Bressan 1997), Balearic Islands (Babbini & Bressan 1997), Channel Islands (Lyle 1920), Corsica (Babbini & Bressan 1997), France (Babbini & Bressan 1997, Dizerbo & Herpe 2007, Anon. 2017), Greece (Athanasiadis 1987), Ireland (Anonymous 1898, Foslie 1899, Cotton 1912, Cotton 1913), Italy (Babbini & Bressan 1997, Babbini & Bressan 1997), Sardinia (Babbini & Bressan 1997), Spain (Sauvageau 1897, Rodriguez Prieto & Polo Alberti 1988, Granja, Cremades & Barbara 1992, Bárbara, Cremades & Pérez-Cirera 1995, Conde & al. 1996, Bárbara & Cremades 1996, Rodríguez-Prieto & Polo, L. 1996, Rodríguez-Prieto & Polo, L. 1996, Babbini & Bressan 1997, Veiga, Cremades & Bárbara 1998, Rodriguez-Prieto & Polo Albertí 1998, Veiga Villar 1999).

Africa: Algeria (Babbini & Bressan 1997), Morocco (Babbini & Bressan 1997), South Africa (Silva & al. 1996), Tunisia (Ben Maiz, Boudouresque & Quahchi 1987, Babbini & Bressan 1997).

Middle East: Egypt (Aleem 1993), Turkey (Babbini & Bressan 1997).

Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Lamarck's nullipores. In: Non-geniculate Coralline Red Algae and the Paris Muséum: Systematics and Scientific History. (Woelkerling, W.J. & Lamy, D. Eds), pp. 101-404. Paris: Publications Scientifiques du Muséum/A.D.A.C.

Created: 21 August 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 29 May 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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Chamberlain, Y.M. (1997). Observations on Lithophyllum lichenoides Philippi (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae) and its reproductive structures. Cryptogamie, Algologie 18: 139-149.
Laborel, J., Morhange, C. & Laborel-Deguen, F. (1993). Dégradatio récente des formations construites superficielles à Lithophyllum lichenoides Philippi dans la Réserve marine de Scandola (Parc Naturel Régional de Corse). Tavaux scientifiques du Parc naturel régional de Corse 41: 19-23.
Laborel, J., Morhange, C., Laborel-Deguen, F. & Le Campion, J. (1993). Les bioconstructions à Lithophyllum lichenoides, indicatrices des variations due niveau de la mer. Revue d'Archéométrie 17: 27-30.
Mannino, A.M. (1992). Studio fitosociologico della vegetazione mesolitorale a Lithophyllum lichenoides Philippi (Rhodophyceae, Corallinales). Naturalista Siciliano 17: 3-25.
Morhange, C., Laborel-Deguen, F., Sartoretto, S. & Laborel, J. (1992). Recherches sur les bioconstructions à Lithophyllum lichenoides en Méditerranée occidentale. Méditerranée 3: 67-71.
Sanchís Solera, J. (1990). Catálogo florístico de las algas ligadas a Lithophyllum lichenoides Philippi (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae), en las costas de Cataluña. Botanica Complutensis 16: 7-19.

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