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Corallina fragilissima Linnaeus 1758

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Corallinaceae
Subfamily Corallinoideae
Tribe Corallineae
Genus Corallina

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Corallina fragilissima Linnaeus
Heron Island, Queensland. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Corallina fragilissima Linnaeus
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Corallina fragilissima Linnaeus
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Corallina fragilissima Linnaeus
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Corallina fragilissima Linnaeus
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Corallina fragilissima Linnaeus
1. Branching pattern. 2. Upper subtidal, on metal constructions of lobster farm in Nhatrang Bay (Mot Island, Vietnam).. 29 Feb 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru). © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Corallina fragilissima Linnaeus
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Corallina fragilissima Linnaeus
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Corallina fragilissima Linnaeus
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Liebmannia australis Harvey

Amphiroa fragilissima (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux 1. Branching pattern. 2. Upper subtidal, on metal constructions of lobster farm in Nhatrang Bay (Mot Island, Vietnam).
© Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru)

Publication details
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], [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 Amphiroa fragilissima (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux

Type information
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).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
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, [1]-560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.

Key references
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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