Zostera americana Hartog
Zostera americana Hartog 1970: 74, figs 17, 18
Published in: Hartog, C. den (1970). The sea-grasses of the world. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeling Natuurkunde, Tweede Reeks 59(1): [1-]6-275, 63 figs, 31 plates.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Zostera japonica Ascherson & Graebner
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to America.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Long Island, Pacific County, Washington, USA (Hartog 1970: 77). Holotype: N. Hotchkiss 7525; 9 September 1957; Sof-mud bottom near the high-tide line. US (Hartog 1970: 77).
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Created: 09 June 2007 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 11 December 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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Bigley, R.E. & Barreca, J.L. (1982). Evidence of synonymizing Zostera americana Den Hartog with Zostera japonica Aschers & Graebn.. Aquatic Botany 14: 349-356.
Harrison, P.G. (1982). Spatial and temporal patterns in abundance of two intertidal seagrasses, Zostera americana Den Hartog and Zostera marina L.. Aquatic Botany 12: 305-320.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 August 2019.