Lithoporella melobesioides (Foslie) Foslie 1909

Publication Details
Lithoporella melobesioides (Foslie) Foslie 1909: 59

Published in: Foslie, M. (1909). Algologiske notiser VI. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1909(2): 1-63.

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Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithoporella.

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

Mastophora melobesioides Foslie

Type Information
Type locality: South Nilandu Island, Maldives; (Silva & al. 1996: 251) Lectotype: TRH; A1-38 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 28) Notes: Designated by Foslie (1904: 74).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Has been found as an epiphyte on the brown alga Xiphophora chondrophylla and on the geniculate coralline algae Corallina and Jania in intertidal pools and subtidally at depths of 0.5-2 m, in southern Australia; reported from the intertidal to depths of 85 m, in the Hawaiian Islands; also occurs on coral rubble and on a variety of other substrata (Womersley 1996: 255).

Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 13 March 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 March 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 01 October 2023

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