Jania affinis Harvey Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
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Jania affinis Harvey 1855: 547
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Some account of the marine botany of the colony of western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 22: 525-566.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), neighbouring, allied to, akin to (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Silva et al. (1996: 241), the conspecificity of Jania affinis and Cheilosporum pulchellum was noted by Johansen & Womersley (1994: 619) but since the two names have equal priority, those authors should have used the former name rather than proposing a new combination. - (27 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry
Silva et al. (1996: 241) include J. pulchella as a synonym of J. affinis. - (27 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 241).
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Womersley, H.B.S. & Johansen, H.W. (1996). Subfamily Corallinoideae (Areschoug) Foslie 1908: 19. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 288-317. Adelaide & Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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