Amphiroa anceps ( )
Amphiroa anceps (Lamarck) Decaisne Cape Peron, Western Australia
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Amphiroa anceps (Lamarck) Decaisne 1842: 125
Published in: Decaisne, J. (1842). Mémoire sur les corallines ou polypiers calcifères. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Seconde Série 18: 96-128.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Amphiroa is Amphiroa tribulus (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Corallina anceps Lamarck
Type locality: "...les mers Australes ou de la Nouvelle Hollande" [Australia]. (Womersley & Johansen 1996: 286). Holotype: Péron & Lesueur; PC (Womersley & Johansen 1996: 286). Notes: Lectotype: PC, General Herbarium, PC0028677, designated by W. Woelkerling & B. de Reviers in Harvey et al. (2009: 263, figs 1-6). Also shown as Fig. 1 in Harvey et al. (2013).
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), two-edged (Stearn 1973).
John et al. (2004) cite the authority for this species as (J.V. Lamour.) Decne.
According to Isaac (1971: 14), the name Amphiroa beauvoisii was misapplied to this species by Isaac (1967: 79)
Found on rock in intertidal pools and to depths of 3 m (Harvey et al. 2009: 265). - (28 Apr 2010) -
This is a marine species.
Womersley & Johansen in Womersely (1996: 286) note that while common in warmer waters, this species extends along the southern Australian coast but has not been recorded from Tasmania; broader branched specimens appear to occur in deeper water (or shaded) habitats in Western Australia, with narrow ones in shallow water.
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Borowitzka, M.A. (1981). Photosynthesis and calcification in the articulated coralline red alga Amphiroa anceps and A. foliacea. Marine Biology, Berlin 62: 17-23.
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