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Pneophyllum coronatum (Rosanoff) Penrose 1994

Publication details
Pneophyllum coronatum (Rosanoff) Penrose in Y.M.Chamberlain 1994: 141

Published in: Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Pneophyllum coronatum (Rosanoff) D. Penrose comb. nov., P. keatsii sp. nov., Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D. Penrose et Woelkerling and S. impar (Foslie) Y. Chamberlain comb. nov. (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae) from South Africa. Phycologia 33: 141-157, 63 figs, 1 table.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pneophyllum is Pneophyllum fragile Kützing.

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

Melobesia coronata Rosanoff

Type information
Type locality: Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991: 527). Holotype: Anon.; no date; On Pollexfenia [=Jeannerettia]. CN (Chamberlain 1994: 141).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), crowned (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Melobesia coronata Rosanoff 1866

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Melobesia caulerpae Foslie 1906
Heteroderma caulerpae (Foslie) Foslie 1909
Heteroderma coronatum (Rosanoff) Foslie 1909
Melobesia trichostoma Rosenvinge 1917
Fosliella tenuis Adey & P.J.Adey 1973
Pneophyllum rosanoffii Y.M.Chamberlain 1983
Pneophyllum caulerpae (Foslie) P.L.Jones & Woelkerling 1984

Taxonomic notes
Furnari et al. (2003) note that “ Hapalidium zonale P. & H. Crouan. basionym of both Fosliella zonalis (P. & H. Crouan) Feldmann and Pneophyllum zonale (P. & H. Crouan) Y.M. Chamberlain is a taxon with uncertain taxonomic position. However, ... we consider Italian records of both F. zonalis and P. zonale as “sensu Chamberlain (1994)”. According to Chamberlain (1994: 133), F. zonalis sensu Chamberlain (as P. zonale) is synonym of P. caulerpae (Foslie) P.L. Jones & Woelkerling, a species that according to Penrose (1996: 267) is a synonym of P. coronotum.”

General environment
This is a marine species.

On sublittoral holdfasts of Ecklonia maxima (Chamberlain 1994: 143). Commonly grows intermixed with P. fragile on various algae and on the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica (Penrose 1990).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Melobesia coronata Rosanoff)
Australia and New Zealand: Northern Territory (Womersley 1958, Lewis 1984).

(as Heteroderma caulerpae (Foslie) Foslie)
Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Adams 1994).

(as Fosliella tenuis Adey & P.J.Adey)
Europe: Britain (Adey & Adey 1973), Ireland (Adey & Adey 1973), Norway (Adey & Adey 1973).

(as Pneophyllum rosanoffii Y.M.Chamberlain)
Europe: France (Coppejans & Kling 1995), Greece (Athanasiadis 1987).

(as Pneophyllum caulerpae (Foslie) P.L.Jones & Woelkerling)
Europe: Balearic Islands (Babbini & Bressan 1997), Baltic Sea (Nielsen & al. 1995, Kontula & Fürhapter 2012), Britain (Irvine & Chamberlain 1994), Denmark (Nielsen & Lundsteen 2019), France (Dizerbo & Herpe 2007), Ireland (Irvine & Chamberlain 1994), Italy (Babbini & Bressan 1997, Babbini & Bressan 1997, Babbini & Bressan 1997), Norway (Rueness 1997, Brattegard & Holte 2001), Scandinavia (Athanasiadis 1996), Spain (Conde & al. 1996).

Africa: Algeria (Babbini & Bressan 1997), Libya (Babbini & Bressan 1997), Tunisia (Babbini & Bressan 1997).

South-west Asia: Sri Lanka (Silva & al. 1996).

(as Pneophyllum coronatum (Rosanoff) Penrose)
Europe: Atlantic France (Burel, Le Duff & Ar Gall 2019), Britain (Hardy & Guiry 2003, Brodie & al. 2015), France (Anon. 2017), Greece (Tsiamis & Panayotidis 2019), Ireland (Guiry 2012), Italy (Furnari, Cormaci & Serio 1999, Rindi, Sartoni & Cinelli 2002, Furnari & al. 2003, Furnari & al. 2003, Furnari & al. 2003, Furnari & al. 2003, Serio et al 2006), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo & al. 2016).

North America: Mexico (Pedroche & Sentíes 2020).

Africa: South Africa (Chamberlain 1994).

Middle East: Turkey (Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Silva & al. 1996, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012).

Australia and New Zealand: Chatham Islands (Nelson 2013), New Zealand (Nelson 2012), North Island, NZ (Nelson 2013), Queensland (Bostock & Holland 2010), Rangitahua/Kermadec Islands (Duffy & Ahyong 2015), South Australia (Penrose 1996), South Island, NZ (Nelson 2013), Tasmania (Penrose 1996), Victoria (Penrose 1996).

Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G. & Alongi, G. (2017). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Rhodophyta (Rhodymeniophycidae escluse). Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 50(380): 1-391, 53 pls.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, 109 pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. [1]-328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.

Penrose, D.L. (1996). Genus Pneophyllum Kützing . In: The Marine Benthic Flora of South Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 266-272. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

Serio, D., Alongi, G., Catra, M., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2006). Changes in the benthic algal flora of Linosa Island (Straits of Sicily, Mediterranean Sea). Botanica Marina 49: 135-144.

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Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Pneophyllum coronatum (Rosanoff) D. Penrose comb. nov., P. keatsii sp. nov., Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D. Penrose et Woelkerling and S. impar (Foslie) Y. Chamberlain comb. nov. (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae) from South Africa. Phycologia 33: 141-157, 63 figs, 1 table.

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