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Zostera capricorni Ascherson

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Tracheophyta
Subphylum Euphyllophytina
Infraphylum Spermatophytae
Superclass Angiospermae
Class Monocots
Subclass Alismatidae
Order Alismatales
Family Zosteraceae
Genus Zostera

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Zostera capricorni Ascherson
Lord Howe Island, Australia" . 01 Jan 0001. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Zostera capricorni Ascherson
Zostera capricornii , Lord Howe Island, Australia. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Zostera capricorni Ascherson
Zostera Signal Point , Lord Howe Island, Australia. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

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Zostera capricorni Ascherson Zostera Signal Point , Lord Howe Island, Australia
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Publication details
Zostera capricorni Ascherson 1876: 11

Published in: Ascherson, [P.] (1876). Zugänge zur Kenntniss der geographischen Verbreitung der Seegräser aus de Jahre 1875. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1876: 9-12.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Zostera is Zostera marina Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Zostera muelleri subsp. capricorni (Ascherson) S.W.L.Jacobs

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Zosterella

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Habitat notes
Tropical or warm temperate species. Usually occurs subtidally to about 7 m deep (Robertson 1984). - (25 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Moreton Bay, Queensland. (Robertson 1984: 122). Lectotype: Naumann; 10 October 1875; UC (Robertson 1984: 122).

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Source of current name
Jacobs, S.W.L., Les, D.H. & Moody, M.L. (2006). New combinations in Australasian Zostera (Zosteraceae). Telopea 11(2): 127-128, no fig..

Key references
Robertson, E.L. (1984). Seagrasses. In: The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Part 1. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 57-122. Adelaide: D.J. Woolman, Government Printer, South Australia.

Created: 03 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 19 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Bell, J.D. & Westoby, M. (1987). Effects of an epiphytic alga on abundances of fish and decapods associated with the seagrass Zostera capricorni. Australian Journal of Ecology 12: 333-337.
Harris, M.M., King, R.J. & Ellis, J. (1980). The eelgrass Zostera capricorni in Illawarra Lake, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 104: 23-33.
King, R.J. & Barclay, J.B. (1986). Aquatic angiosperms in coastal saline lagoons of New South Wales. III. Quantitative assessment of Zostera capricorni. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 109: 41-50.
King, R.J. & Holland, V.M. (1986). Aquatic angiosperms in coastal saline lagoons of New South Wales. II. The vegetation of the Tuggerah Lakes, with specific comments on the growth of Zostera capricorni. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 109: 25-39.

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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 22 March 2019.

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