Mastophora multistrata D.W.Keats 2009

Publication Details
Mastophora multistrata D.W.Keats 2009: 413, 415, 417, figs 30-40, 43

Published in: Keats, D.W., Maneveldt, G.W., Baba, M., Chamberlain, Y.M. & Lewis, J.E. (2009). Three species of Mastophora (Rhodophyta:Corallinales, Corallinaceae) in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean: M. rosea (C.Agardh) Setchell, M. pacifica (Heydrich) Foslie, and M. multistrata, sp. nov. Phycologia 48(5): 404-422.

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Publication date: 2009

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Mastophora is Mastophora licheniformis Decaisne.

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

Type Information
Holotype locality: Suva Lagoon, patch reef, Fiji; (Keats et al. 2009: 413) Holotype: D. Keats; 20 November 1994; very common on rubble at 5-15 m; UWC; 94/1332 (Keats et al. 2009: 413)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Occurs on all parts of windward and leeward reefs, as well as on patch reefs, from the intertidal to at least 45 m depth; it is uncommon on rocky and attached coral substrata, but is one of the most abundant corallines on coral rubble (Keats et al. 2009).

Created: 07 December 2009 by G.M. Guiry.

Last updated: 25 September 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 25 September 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 17 August 2022

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