Melobesia galapagensis

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Taxonavigation: Hapalidiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Corallinophycidae
Ordo: Hapalidiales

Familia: Hapalidiaceae
Subfamilia: Melobesioideae
Genus: Melobesia
Species: Melobesia galapagensis



Melobesia galapagensis (Foslie) W.R.Taylor, 1945


  • Basionym
    • Lithothamnion galapagense Foslie, 1907
      • Type locality: Wenman Island, Galapagos [more generally known as Wolf Island]. Holotype: Snodgrass & Heller; xii.1888; no habitat data on type. TRH B1-1621.
  • Homotypic
    • Epilithon galapaganse (Foslie) Foslie,


  • Taylor, W.R. 1945. Pacific marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expeditions to the Galapagos Islands. Hancock Pacific Expeditions. 12: i–iv, 1–528, 3 figs, 100 pls. Online BHL Hathitrust Reference page. : 176
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Melobesia galapagensis. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 22 August 2017.