Phymatolithon lenormandii (Areschoug) W.H.Adey 1966

Phymatolithon lenormandii (Areschoug) W.H.Adey

Phymatolithon lenormandii (Areschoug) W.H.AdeyIrelandBernard Picton (

Publication Details
Phymatolithon lenormandii (Areschoug) W.H.Adey 1966: 325

Published in: Adey, W.H. (1966). The genera Lithothamnium, Leptophytum (nov. gen.) and Phymatolithon in the Gulf of Maine. Hydrobiologia 28: 321-370, 112 figs, tables I-VI.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phymatolithon is Phymatolithon polymorphum Foslie.

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

Melobesia lenormandii Areschoug

Type Information
Type locality: Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados, France; (Silva & al. 1996: 265) Lectotype: September 1847; LD; herb. alg. Agardh 50674 (Woelkerling 1988: 219) Notes: Isolectotype CN.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Thin, rough, lilac calcareous crust, with smooth glossy margins, sometimes scaly, firmly attached to substrate, to 600 µm thick.

Lower intertidal rock pools and shallow subtidal, on rock, widely distributed, common.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 11 June 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 11 June 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 10 August 2022

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