BIOTIC Species Information for Lithothamnion glaciale
Researched byAngus Jackson Data supplied byMarLIN
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Scientific nameLithothamnion glaciale Common nameMaerl
MCS CodeZM237 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumRhodophycota Subphylum
Superclass ClassRhodophyceae
SubclassFlorideophycidae OrderCorallinales
Suborder FamilyCorallinaceae
GenusLithothamnion Speciesglaciale

Additional InformationThis genus was previously called Lithothamnium but now Lithothamnion is the preferred name. Previous classifications included two varieties (sometimes formerly given species status): Lithothamnium granii (Foslie); and Lithothamnium colliculosum. It is quite difficult to differentiate between Lithothamnion glaciale and Lithothamnion corallioides. The hard surface and the absence of numerous surface mounds on Lithothamnion glaciale may help separate them although for greater accuracy the cortical cell structure should be used.
Taxonomy References Suneson, 1943, Rosenvinge, 1917, Adey & Adey, 1973, Adey, 1970, Irvine & Chamberlain, 1994, Howson & Picton, 1997,
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