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Metagoniolithon stelliferum (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 stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker
Seabird, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker
Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia; on Amphibolis antarctica. 15 Jan 1988. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker


Pterocladiophila hemisphaerica K.C.Fan & Papenfuss

Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia; on Amphibolis antarctica
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker 1979: 83-85, figs. 1-3

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 stellifera Lamarck

Type information
Type locality: "Habite les mers Australes ou de la Nouvelle-Hollande. Péron et Lesueur." (Lamarck 1815: 239). Holotype: Péron & Lesueur; PC (Womersly & Johansen 1996: 321).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Corallina stellifera Lamarck 1815
Amphiroa stelligera Decaisne 1842

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Corallina interupta Lamarck 1815
Amphiroa interrupta (Lamarck) J.V.Lamouroux 1816
Amphiroa jubata J.V.Lamouroux 1816
Amphiroa elegans Sonder 1845
Amphiroa stelligera var. interrupta Kützing 1858
Amphiroa stelligera var. densa Kützing 1858
Amphiroa stelligera var. laxa Kützing 1858
Amphiroa stelligera var. nuda Kützing 1858
Metagoniolithon stelligerum Weber Bosse 1904
Amphiroa stellifera Ducker 1979

Nomenclatural notes
There seems to be some disagreement over the authority for this species: Ducker (1979: 83) and Womersley & Johansen in Womersley (1996: 320) cite Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Weber-van Bosse 1904: 103, pl. 15 figs 9, 13. The latter authors also cite M. stelligerum (Lamarck) Weber-van Bosse 1904: 103, pl. 15 figs 9, 13 as a synonym. The following is cited in Index Nominum Algarum: Metagoniolithon stelligerum (Lamarck) 'Weber-van Bosse' Ducker. Abst. 8th Int. Seaweed Symp. [Bangor, 1974], Comb. used without explanation. - (1 May 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common near low tide on coasts of moderate water movement, usually indirectly epiphytic on Amphibolis and occasionally on various larger algae or Heterozostera (Womersley & Johansen in Womersley 1996: 321).

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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.

Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 11 May 2009 by Wendy Guiry

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