Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza 2003

Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza

Current name: Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza
subtidal with Mesophyllum lichenoides, Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2016Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza 2003: 259

Published in: Cabioch, J. & Mendoza, M.L. (2003). Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) comb. nov. (Corallinales, Rhodophytes), et mise au point sur led Mesophyllum des mers d'Europe. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 44: 257-273.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mesophyllum is Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine.

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

Lithophyllum expansum Philippi

Type Information
Type locality: Catania, Sicily; (Athanasiadis & Neto 2010: 334) Lectotype: L; 943.7-84 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 200) Notes: According to INA and Cabioch & Mendoza (2003), the type locality is not given. Woelkerling (1983: 307, fig. 4) designates the original collection of L expansum, consisting of two pieces of thallus, as the lectotype. Athanasiadis & Neto select the larger specimen.

Origin of Species Name
Participle A (Latin), expanded, spread out (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 11 December 2003 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 February 2024

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 February 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 22 June 2024

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