Lithoporella melobesioides (Foslie) Foslie 1909
Lithoporella melobesioides (Foslie) Foslie 1909: 59
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithoporella.
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Mastophora melobesioides Foslie
Type locality: South Nilandu Island, Maldives; (Silva & al. 1996: 251) Lectotype: TRH; A1-38 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 28) Notes: Designated by Foslie (1904: 74).
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. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 August 2022