Gigartina wehliae Sonder
Gigartina wehliae Sonder 1871: 62, pl. iv
Published in: Sonder, O.G. (1871). Die Algen des tropischen Australiens. Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften herausgegeben von dem Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein in Hamburg 5(2): 33-74, pls I-VI.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Known only from drift specimens on rough-water coasts (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 312).
Type locality: Port MacDonnell? (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 312). Holotype: Wehl; MEL 652140 (: 312). Notes: Type locality: S. Australia; MEL?; Isotype: LD (Hommersand et al. 1993: 118). Edyvane & Womersley (1994: 312) note that in his original description, Sonder gave "M'Donnel Bay, Mrs Wehl; Port Phillip Heads, Dr. F.v. Müller" as the localities. They add that the plant illustrated by Sonder (MEL, 652140), is without a locality, but the specimen and Sonder's illustration agree particularly well, hence it is regarded as the holotype.
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.
(as Gigartina wehliae Sonder)
Australia and New Zealand: South Australia (Fuhrer, Christianson, Clayton & Allender 1981, Edyvane & Womersley 1994), Tasmania (Edyvane & Womersley 1994), Victoria (Edyvane & Womersley 1994).
Edyvane, K.S. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Gigartinaceae Kützing 1843: 389. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 285-314. Canberra:
Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.
Created: 11 February 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 February 2019.