Amphiroa verrucosa J.V.
Metagoniolithon chara (Lamarck) Ducker Cape Peron, Western Australia
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Amphiroa verrucosa J.V.Lamouroux 1816: 300 ['500'], pl. 11: fig 4
Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1816). Histoire des polypiers coralligènes flexibles, vulgairement nommés zoophytes. pp. [i]-lxxxiv, chart, -560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Amphiroa is Amphiroa tribulus (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.
Corallina chara Lamarck
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).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), warty (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Ducker (1979: 89) cites this as a synonym of Metagoniolithon chara (Lamarck) Ducker 1979. According to Womersley & Johansen in Womersley (1996: 323), Ducker's photograph of the type shows a fragment more like M. stelliferum and A. verrucosa is referred with doubt by them to that species rather than M. chara. Harvey et al. (2013: table 3, p. 140) give the current status as "Heterotypic synonym of Metogoniolithon chara or Metagoniolithon stelliferum." - (1 May 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: ‘Australie’ (Ducker 1979: 89). Type: CN (Ducker 1979: 89). Notes: Type locality: "Australasie" (Silva et al. 1996: 222).
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Ducker, S.C. (1979). The genus Metagoniolithon Weber-van Bosse (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 27: 67-101, 15 figs.
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.
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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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 26 June 2019.