Corallina fragilissima 1758
Amphiroa fragilissima (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux 1. Branching pattern. 2. Upper subtidal, on metal constructions of lobster farm in Nhatrang Bay (Mot Island, Vietnam).
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Corallina fragilissima 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], -823. Holmiae [Stockholm]: impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii.
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Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Amphiroa fragilissima (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Type locality: Habitat in Indiis [Jamaica?] (Linnaeus 1758: 806). Lectotype: LINN (Spencer, Irvine & Jarvis 2009: 245). Notes: Harvey et al. (2013: 108) note "no collection data on specimen. In the protologue (Linnaeus 1758: p. 806), the locality is given as "Habitat in Indiis" and an illustration from Sloane (1707: p. 58, pl. 20, fig. 5) based on material from Jamaica is cited." Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) spent 15 months in Jamaica in 1687-88 as physician to the Governor, the Duke of Albemarle. The lectotype in LINN is figured by Harvey et al. (2013: figs 24-26).
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This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Corallina fragilissima Linnaeus)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).
Source of current name
Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1816). Histoire des polypiers coralligènes flexibles, vulgairement nommés zoophytes. pp. [i]-lxxxiv, chart, -560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.
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.
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.
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