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Amansia rhodantha (Harvey) J.Agardh 1841

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Amansieae
Genus Amansia


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Amansia rhodantha (Harvey) J.Agardh
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Amansia rhodantha (Harvey) J.Agardh
Tanzania; detail of cells. Eurico Oliveira. © Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br).

Amansia rhodantha (Harvey) J.Agardh
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Amansia rhodantha (Harvey) J.Agardh
KwaZulu-Natal. Heroen Verbruggen. © Heroen Verbruggen (heroen.verbruggen@gmail.com).

Amansia rhodantha (Harvey) J.Agardh
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


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Amansia rhodantha (Harvey) J.Agardh Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Amansia rhodantha (Harvey) J.Agardh 1841: 26

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1841). In historiam algarum symbolae. Linnaea 15: 1-50, 443-457.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Amansia is Amansia multifida J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Delesseria rhodantha Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Cap Malheureux, Mauritius (Harvey 1834: 26). Holotype: TCD (N'Yeurt 2002: 236).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Delesseria rhodantha Harvey 1834
Rytiphlaea rhodantha (Harvey) Decaisne 1842

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Amansia paloloensis G.R.South & Skeleton 1999

Taxonomic notes
South & Skelton (2003: 737) cite this species as a synonym of Amansia glomerata C. Agardh 1824, based on the proposed conspecificity of Amansia Lamouroux and Melanamansia R.E. Norris 1988, put forth in Womersley (2003). N'Yeurt (2002) kept both genera distinct based on morphological and biochemical differences.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R. (2002). A revision of Amansia glomerata C. Agardh, Amansia rhodantha (Harvey) J. Agardh and Melamansia glomerata (C. Agardh) R.E. Norris (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae). Botanica Marina 45: 231-242.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2011). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. VII Ceramiales Rhodomelaceae. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-212, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press.

Yamagishi, Y., Masuda, M., Abe, T., Uwai, S., Kogame, K., Kawaguchi, S. & Phang, S.M. (2003). Taxonomic notes on marine algae from Malaysia. XI. Four species of Rhodophyceae. Botanica Marina 46: 534-547.

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Verified by: 17 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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N'Yeurt, A.D.R. (2002). A revision of Amansia glomerata C. Agardh, Amansia rhodantha (Harvey) J. Agardh and Melamansia glomerata (C. Agardh) R.E. Norris (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae). Botanica Marina 45: 231-242.
Norris, R.E. (1995). Melanamansia glomerata, comb. nov., and Amansia rhodantha, two hitherto confused species of Indo-Pacific Rhodophyceae. Taxon 44: 65-68.

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