Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 1–8 | Cite as

Zur Synonymie vonLitosiphon pusillus auf der Basis von Kulturversuchen

  • P. Kornmann
  • P. -H. Sahling

The synonymy ofLitosiphon pusillus on the basis of culture studies


In June 1988,L. pusillus was collected for the first time in the Helgoland area. On the basis of observations in cultures, Pedersen's hypothesis that the microthalli ofL. pusillus are identical with those of threePilocladus species is discussed. The general morphology as well as the shape and dimensions of the unilocular sporangia are clearly different inPilocladus andLitosiphon microthalli. Therefore, Pedersen's opinion cannot be accepted.

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© Biologische Anstalt Helgoland 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kornmann
    • 1
  • P. -H. Sahling
    • 1
  1. 1.Biologische Anstalt Helgoland (Meeresstation)HelgolandBundesrepublik Deutschland

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