Amphiroa variabilis Harvey 1847: 98
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1847). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. [Part 1]. pp. i-viii, 1-64, pls I-XXV. London: Reeve Brothers.
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 Arthrocardia variabilis (Harvey) Weber Bosse
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), variable (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Cape Frio [Cabo Frio, Brazil] Type: C. Darwin No. 437; TCD Notes: Portuguese Cabo Frio, promontory on Brazil's southeast Atlantic coast, Rio de Janeiro state, 70 mi (113 km) east of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Discovered in 1503 by Amerigo Vespucci, the cape became a 16th-century pirate stronghold and now is the site of the towns of Cabo Frio and Arraial do Cabo. The cape attracts tourists for its good weather and the nearby São Mateus Fort, built by the French.
Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.
Created: 15 January 2005 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 May 2008 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 18 June 2019.