Corallina phoenix J.Ellis & Solander 1786

Rhipocephalus phoenix (J.Ellis & Solander) Kützing

Current name: Rhipocephalus phoenix (J.Ellis & Solander) Kützing
Cayman Is. - 24 September 2022. Abi Gretta (

Publication Details
Corallina phoenix J.Ellis & Solander 1786: 126, pl. 25: figs 2-3

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 Rhipocephalus phoenix (J.Ellis & Solander) Kützing.

Type Information
Type locality: "... found on the coast of the Bahama Islands."; (Ellis & Solander 1786: 126) Lectotype (Ellis and Solander1786 pl. 25, fig. 2; designated by Gepp & Gepp 1905: 4): Notes: Gepp & Gepp (1905: 4) note "The type of Rhipocephalus Phoenix is not longer in existence, but there is a satisfactory figure of it in Ellis and Solander's Natural History of Zoophytes (1786), p. 126, tab. 25, fig. 2, under the name Corallina Phoenix. It has flabella of about 15 mm long.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 10 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 09 March 2023

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