Corallium anglicum J.Ellis, nom. inval.
Corallium anglicum J.Ellis 1768: 407, nom. inval.
Published in: Ellis, J. (1768). Extract of a letter from John Ellis, Esquire, F.R.S. to Dr. Linnaeus of Upsala, F.R.S. on the animal nature of the genus of zoophytes, called Corallina. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 57: 404-425, pls XVII, XVIII.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Corallium is .
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Invalid: nomen [INA]; however, the name could be validated by the illustrations (Art. 38.7 "For the purpose of Art. 38.5, prior to 1 January 1908, an illustration with analysis (see Art. 38.9 and 38.10) is acceptable in place of a written description or diagnosis."). If the name were valid it would also be illegitimate as it is a superfluous substitute name; Woelkerling & Irvine (1986: 67) concluded, "Finally, Ellis (1768, p. 407) mentioned the name Corallium anglicum, citing Millepora calcarea Pallas in parenthesis and referring to his previously published figure (Ellis, 1755, pl. 27, fig. C). Ellis did not use Corallium anglicum elsewhere in the 1768 paper and it appears to be a provisional, substitute superfluous name for Millepora calcarea Pallas." - (6 Apr 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 April 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 September 2018.