Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) G.Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi 1996

Lithophyllum stictiforme (Areschoug) Hauck

Current name: Lithophyllum stictiforme (Areschoug) Hauck
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Publication Details
Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) G.Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi 1996: 117-121, fig. 1

Published in: Furnari, F., Cormaci, M. & Alongi, G. (1996). Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) comb. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta): the species to which Mediterranean 'Pseudolithophyllum expansum' should be referred. European Journal of Phycology 31: 117-122, 11 figs, 2 tables.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum stictiforme (Areschoug) Hauck.

Melobesia frondosa Dufour

Type Information
Lectotype locality: San Nazzaro, Genoa, Italy; (Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi 1996: 121) Lectotype: L. Dufour; date not indicated; PC; unnumbered, Thuret-Bornet Herbarium (algal fascicle 132, filed under Lithophyllum expansum); designated by Woelkerling, Penrose & Chamberlain, 1993: 327 (Woelkerling 1998: 372)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), leafy.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

On rock, or occasionally on molluscs, algae or seagrasses or unattached; occurs in intertidal pools and along reef edges in heavy surf and subtidally to depths of 13 m (Womersley 1996: 237).

Created: 17 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 09 September 2021

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 09 September 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 21 March 2023

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