BIOTIC Species Information for Lithophyllum incrustans
Researched byDr Keith Hiscock Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Yvonne Chamberlain
Scientific nameLithophyllum incrustans Common nameAn encrusting coralline alga
MCS CodeZM231 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumRhodophycota Subphylum
Superclass ClassRhodophyceae
SubclassFloridophycidae OrderCorallinales
Suborder FamilyCorallinaceae
GenusLithophyllum Speciesincrustans

Additional InformationDifficult to identify with certainty in the field and often recorded as 'lithothamnia' or 'encrusting Rhodophycota (indet.)' in surveys.
Taxonomy References Hiscock, 1986b, Irvine & Chamberlain, 1994,
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