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Metagoniolithon chara (Lamarck) Ducker

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Porolithaceae
Subfamily Metagoniolithoideae
Genus Metagoniolithon


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Metagoniolithon chara (Lamarck) Ducker
Rottnest Island, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


Ectocarpus confervoides f. siliculosus (Dillwyn) Kjellman

Metagoniolithon chara (Lamarck) Ducker Rottnest Island, Western Australia
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Metagoniolithon chara (Lamarck) Ducker 1979: 88, figs 9-14, 15A

Published in: Ducker, S.C. (1979). The genus Metagoniolithon Weber-van Bosse (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 27: 67-101, 15 figs.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Metagoniolithon is Metagoniolithon charoides (J.V.Lamouroux) Weber Bosse.

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

Corallina chara Lamarck

Type information
Type locality: "Habite ... les mers de la Nouvelle-Hollande? Péron et Lesueur. Ma Collection." (Lamarck 1815: 240). Holotype: Péron & Lessueur; PC (Womersly & Johansen 1996: 323). Notes: Probably from Rottnest I. (or Shark Bay), Western Australia (Womersly & Johansen in Womersley 1996).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Corallina chara Lamarck 1815
Amphiroa chara (Lamarck) Decaisne 1842
Metagoniolithon verrucosum (J.V.Lamouroux) Ducker 1974

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Amphiroa granifera Harvey 1855
Amphiroa intermedia Harvey 1855
Amphiroa similis Sonder 1880
Metagoniolithon graniferum (Harvey) Weber Bosse 1904
Metagoniolithon gallioides (Lamarck) Ducker 1974

Taxonomic notes
According to Ducker (1979a: 88-98), the name Amphiroa charoides has been misapplied to this species by Sonder (1848 [1846-1848]: 187) and Kützing (1858: 25, pl. 52: fig. 1)

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: ‘Habite les mers de la Nouvelle-Hollande’ (Ducker 1979: 85). Type: PC (Ducker 1979: 85).

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Key references
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.

Womersley, H.B.S. & Johansen, H.W. (1996). Subfamily Metagoniolithoideae Johansen 1969. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 317-323. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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