BIOTIC Species Information for Lithothamnion corallioides
Researched byAngus Jackson Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Christine Maggs
Scientific nameLithothamnion corallioides Common nameMaerl
MCS CodeZM236 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumRhodophycota Subphylum
Superclass ClassRhodophyceae
SubclassFlorideophycidae OrderCorallinales
Suborder FamilyCorallinaceae
GenusLithothamnion Speciescorallioides

Additional InformationMaerl is a generic name for certain coralline algae that grow unattached on the sea bed. Only two instances of the crustose form of Lithothamnion corallioides have been recorded from the British Isles; in Dorset and Devon.
Taxonomy References Irvine & Chamberlain, 1994, Howson & Picton, 1997, Adey & McKibbin, 1970, Birkett et al., 1998,
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