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Amphiroa stellifera Ducker

Publication details
Amphiroa stellifera Ducker 1979: 83

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 Amphiroa is Amphiroa tribulus (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker

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

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid: Harvey et al. (2013: legend to table 3, p. 139) note: "De Blainville (1830: p. 515, 1834: p. 552) did not publish the combination 'Amphiroa stellifera (Lamarck) Blainville' but rather listed Corallina stellifera Lamarck (1815: p. 239) as a heterotypic synonym of A. jubata Lamouroux (1816: p. 301), incorrectly adopting the 1816 epithet jubata rather than the 1815 epithet stellifera. More recently, Ducker (1979a: p. 83) and Womersley and Johansen (1996c: p. 320) cited 'A. stellifera (Lamarck) Blainville' in the synonymy of Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker, but mere citation in synonymy does not constitute valid publication (see ICN Art. 36.1(c))." The name is retained here as an invalid name for the purposes of clarification. - (1 May 2009) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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.

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

Key references
Blainville, H.M.D. de (1830). Zoophytes. Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles, Levrault 60: 1-546, 1 table.

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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