Corallina rubens Linnaeus 1758

Jania rubens (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux

Current name: Jania rubens (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Dog's Bay, Roundstone, Co. Galway, Ireland; plants at low water on Cystoseira stumps - 27 April 2006. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Corallina rubens Linnaeus 1758: 806

Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Editio decima revisa. Vol. 1 pp. [i-iv], [1]-823. Holmiae [Stockholm]: impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Corallina is Corallina officinalis Linnaeus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Jania rubens (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux.

Type Information
Type locality: ‘Insulae Stoechades’ [Îles d’ Hyères, France, Mediterranean],; (Linnaeus 1758: 806) Lectotype: collector unknown; UPS; herb. Burser; vol. XX: 72 (Irvine & Chamberlain 1994: 56) Notes: "In the protologue, Linnaeus (1758, p. 806) indicated ‘Habitat in Oceano Europæo’. Whether this includes the Mediterranean is uncertain because, for other species, Linnaeus (1758, pp. 131, 283, 815, 819, for example) cited ‘Habitat in M. Mediterraneo’. The type locality was erroneously listed as the ‘Atlantic coast of Norway’ by Millar and Kraft (1993, p. 14)." (Harvey, Woelkerling & Reviers 2020: 269).

Origin of Species Name
Participle (Latin), reddish (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 03 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 19 February 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 19 February 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 25 February 2024

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