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Amphiroa gracilis Harvey

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithophyllaceae
Subfamily Lithophylloideae
Tribe Amphiroeae
Genus Amphiroa

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Amphiroa gracilis Harvey
Cape Peron, south of Perth, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Amphiroa gracilis Harvey
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Amphiroa gracilis Harvey

 

Hecatonema speciosum (Børgesen) A.D.Cotton

Amphiroa gracilis Harvey Cape Peron, south of Perth, Western Australia
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Amphiroa gracilis Harvey 1855: 547

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Some account of the marine botany of the colony of western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 22: 525-566.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Amphiroa is Amphiroa tribulus (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Metagoniolithon gracile (Harvey) Yendo 1905

Habitat notes
On rock at depths of 1-3 m; in outer reef pools and to depths of at least 5 m (Harvey et al. 2009: 279). - (28 Apr 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: "King George's Sound and Rottnest, common, 218" [Western Australia] (Harvey 1855: 547). Lectotype: Harvey; TCD (Womersley & Johansen 1996: 288). Notes: Womersley & Johansen in Womersley (1996: 288) note that A. gracilis was described from “King George’s Sound and Rottnest”, based on Harvey’s Travelling Set 218, that no specimens from King George Sound were located in TCD in 1952, and that Harvey'’s 218 from Rottnest I. (the lectotype) is in fragments. They also noted that there were three good specimens from “Swan River” in TCD. The badly fragmented lectotype is shown at http://plants.jstor.org/specimen/tcd0011881 (Harvey et al. 2013: 112).

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Key references
Harvey, A.S., Woelkerling, W.J. & Millar, A.J.K. (2009). The genus Amphiroa (Lithophylloideae, Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) from the temperate coasts of the Australian continent, including the newly described A. klochkovana. Phycologia 48: 258-290.

Harvey, A.S., Woelkerling, W.J., Huisman, J.M. & Gurgel, C.F.D. (2013). A monographic account of Australian species of Amphiroa (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 26: 81-144.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Womersely, H.B.S. & Johansen, H.W. (1996). Subfamily Amphiroideae Johansen 1969: 47. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 283-288. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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