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Lithophyllum longense (Corallinales, Rhodophyta): a species with a widespread Indian Ocean distribution

Maneveldt, G.W., Gabrielson, P.W., Townsend, R.A.ORCID: 0000-0003-0417-2208 and Kangwe, J. (2019) Lithophyllum longense (Corallinales, Rhodophyta): a species with a widespread Indian Ocean distribution. Phytotaxa, 419 (2). pp. 149-168.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.419.2.2
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Abstract

Lithophyllum longense is characterized from Long Reef, Western Australia, Australia and from Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania. Both plastid markers psbA and rbcL confirm that L. longense is a distinct species despite its being morpho-anatomically nearly indistinguishable from several other fruticose Lithophyllum species, differing in only one (from L. atlanticum, L. platyphyllum, L. sublicatum, L. yemenense) or two (from L. affine, L. incrustans, L. kotschyanum, L. neocongestum, L. kaiseri, L. pseudoplatyphyllum, L. subreduncum) character states. This is only the second tropical Lithophyllum species and the fourth tropical species confirmed by DNA sequencing to be widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Magnolia Press
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59100
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