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Zostera japonica Ascherson & Graebner

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 japonica Ascherson & Graebner
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Section of frond. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Zostera japonica Ascherson & Graebner
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Zostera japonica Ascherson & Graebner
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Zostera japonica Ascherson & Graebner
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Zostera japonica Ascherson & Graebner
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

 

Zostera japonica Ascherson & Graebner Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University
© Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp)

Publication details
Zostera japonica Ascherson & Graebner 1907: 32

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

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

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Zosterella

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to Japan (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Zostera americana Hartog 1970
Nanozostera americana (Hartog) Tomlinson & Posluszny 2001

Habitat notes
Appears to be both euryhaline and eurythermal (Kaldy & Shafer, 2013). - (19 Apr 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Created: 03 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 18 April 2013 by Wendy 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.)

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. & Bigley, R.E. (1982). The recent introduction of the seagrass Zostera japonica Aschers. and Graebn. to the Pacific coast of North America. Can. J. Fish. Aq. Sci. 39: 1642-1648.
Harrison, P.G. (1982). Comparative growth of Zostera japonica Aschers. & Graebn. and Z. marina L. under simulated intertidal and subtidal conditions. Aquatic Botany 14: 373-379.
Harrison, P.G. (1982). Seasonal and year-to-year variations in mixed intertidal populations of Zostera japonica Aschers. & Graebn. and Ruppia maritima L. S. L.. Aquatic Botany 14: 357-371.
Kaldy, J.E. & Shafer, D.J. (2013). Effects of salinity on survival of the exotic seagrass Zostera japonica subjected to extreme high temperature stress. Botanica Marina 56(1): 75-82.
Young, D., Clinton, P., Specht, D. & Collura, T.C.M. (2015). Comparison of non-native dwarf eelgrass (Zostera japonica and native eelgrass (Zostera marina) distributions in a northeast Pacific estuary: 1997-2014. Botanica Marina 58(4): 239-250.

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Wendy 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 17 July 2019.

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