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Corallina granifera J.Ellis & Solander 1786

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 granifera J.Ellis & Solander
Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain. 11 Oct 2013. Isabel Rubio Perez. © marmenormarmayor.es.


Acrochaetium blomquistii Aziz

Corallina granifera J.Ellis & Solander Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain
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Publication details
Corallina granifera J.Ellis & Solander 1786: 120, pl. 21, figs c, C

Published in: Ellis, J. & Solander, D. (1786). The natural history of many curious and uncommon zoophytes, collected from various parts of the globe by the late John Ellis...Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander, M.D., F.R.S. &c.. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-208, 63 pls. London: Printed for Benjamin White and Son, at Horace's Head, Fleet-Street and Peter Elmsly, in the Strand.
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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 virgata (Zanardini) Montagne

Type information
Type locality: Coast of Africa, in the Mediterranean Sea (Index Nominum Algarum).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Corallina granifera J.Ellis & Solander)
Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (Gil-Rodriguez et al. 1985, Price, John & Lawson 1986), Cape Verde Islands (Price, John & Lawson 1986), Lanzarote (Gil-Rodríguez & Afonso-Carrillo 1980), Salvage Islands (Audiffred & Weisscher 1984, Price, John & Lawson 1986).

Europe: Balearic Islands (Rodríguez y Femenías 1889, Mazza 1918, Garcías 1919, Ribera Siguán 1983, Ribera Siguán & Gómez Garreta 1984, Ribera, Coloreu, Rodriguez Prieto & Ballesteros 1997), Bulgaria (Dimitrova-Konaklieva 1981, Kamenarska & al.2006), Corsica (Boudouresque & Perret 1977, Coppejans 1979, Demoulin, Janssen & Licot 1980, Verlaque 1984, Rodríguez Prieto, Boudouresque & Marcot-Coqueugniot 1993), France (Feldmann 1939), Greece (Diannelidis 1953, Gerloff & Geissler 1974, Diapoulis, Haritonidis & Koussouris 1986, Athanasiadis 1987), Italy (Giaccone 1969, Cinelli 1971, Feoli & Bressan 1972, Edwards et al. 1975, Cinelli & al. 1976), Netherlands (Stegenga & Mol 1983), Portugal (Ardré 1970), Spain (Seoane-Camba 1965, Ballesteros 1981, Romero Martinengo & Romero Martinengo 1982, Barcelo & Seoane 1982, Pérez-Ruzafa & Honrubia 1984, Gallardo & al. 1985, Rodriguez Prieto & Polo Alberti 1988, Soto & Conde 1989, Conde, Vera & Flores-Moya 1990, Pérez-Ruzafa et al. 1991, Conde & al. 1996, Rodríguez-Prieto & Polo, L. 1996, Rodriguez-Prieto & Polo Albertí 1998).

Africa: Libya (Nizamuddin 1978), Morocco (Dangeard 1949), Tunisia (Meñez & Mathieson 1981, Ben Maiz, Boudouresque & Quahchi 1987).

Middle East: Egypt (Aleem 1993), Israel (Einav & Israel 2008), Turkey (Güven & Öztig 1971, Zeybek, Güner & Aysel 1993).

South-west Asia: Lebanon (Lakkis 2013).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Samoan Archipelago (Skelton & South 1999).

Subantarctic Islands: Antipodes Islands (Papenfuss 1964).

Source of current name
Kim, J.H., Guiry, M.D., Oak, J.H., Choi, D.-S., Kang, S.-H., Chung, H. & Choi, H.-G. (2007). Phylogenetic relationships within the tribe Janieae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) based on molecular and morphological data: a reappraisal of Jania. Journal of Phycology 43: 1310-1319.

Key references
Kamenarska, Z., Ivanova, A., Stancheva, R., Stoyneva, M., Stefanov, K., Dimitrova-Konaklieva, S. & Popov, S. (2006). Volatile compounds from some Black Sea red algae and their chemotaxonomic application. Botanica Marina 49: 47-56.

Lamarck, J.B. de (1815). Suite et fin des polypiers corticiferes. Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle Paris 2: 227-240.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Salavarría Palma, E.A. & Paul, S. (2020). A peep into the transcriptome studies of the industrially important brown algae with special focus on Macrocystis genus. Revista Peruana de Biología 27(1): 49-53.

Created: 15 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 September 2020 by G.M. Guiry

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 October 2021.

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