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Lithophyllum fasciculatum encrusting coralline alga


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lexID:
3742 
AphiaID:
145148 
Scientific:
Lithophyllum fasciculatum 
German:
Kalkrotalge 
English:
Encrusting Coralline Alga 
Category:
Red algae 
Family tree:
Plantae (Kingdom) > Rhodophyta (Phylum) > Florideophyceae (Class) > Corallinales (Order) > Lithophyllaceae (Family) > Lithophyllum (Genus) > fasciculatum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck) Foslie, 1898 
Occurrence:
Adria (the Adriatic Sea), European Coasts, Indian Ocean, Japan, Mauritius, the Mediterranean Sea 
Temperature:
59 °F - 77 °F (15°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Zooxanthellae / Light 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-03-04 20:34:02 

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Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi, 1837

Calcified smooth pink or greyish pink crusts on rock, shells and hard substrates. May become bleached when exposed to strong sunlight. Difficult to identify.

The encrusting coralline alga Lithophyllum incrustans is a Host of Heteranthessius scotti (ectoparasitic) and
Zygomolgus curtiramus ( ectoparasitic).

Synonyms:
Corallium cretaceum lichenoides
Crodelia incrustans
Hyperantherella incrustans
Lithophyllum incrustans f. angulata
Lithothamnion incrustans
Lithothamnion incrustans f. depressum
Lithothamnion polymorphum f. confluens
Melobesia polymorpha
Spongites confluens

Biota > Plantae (Kingdom) > Biliphyta (Subkingdom) > Rhodophyta (Phylum) > Eurhodophytina (Subdivision) > Florideophyceae (Class) > Corallinophycidae (Subclass) > Corallinales (Order) > Corallinaceae (Family) > Lithophylloideae (Subfamily) > Lithophyllum (Genus) > rLithophyllum incrustans (Species)

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