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Jania tenella (Kützing) Grunow 1874

Publication details
Jania tenella (Kützing) Grunow 1874: 42

Published in: Grunow, A. (1874). Algen der Fidschi-, Tonga- und Samoa-Inseln, gesammelt von Dr. E. Graeffe> Erste Folge: Phaeosporeae, Fucoideae und Florideae. Journal des Museum Godeffroy 3: 23-50.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Jania is Jania rubens (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Basionym
Corallina tenella Kützing

Type information
Syntype localities: Golfo di Napoli, Italy (Silva & al. 1996: 244). Notes: Syntype localities: Golfo di Napoli, Italy; Mexico (South & Skelton, 2003).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), delicate (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Corallina tenella Kützing 1858

Nomenclatural notes
Børgesen (1943: 26) and John et al. (2004) cite this species as Jania tenella Kützing. Dawson (1952: 120) cites this species as Jania tenella Kützing var. tenella.

Taxonomic notes
South & Skelton (2003) cite Jania pumila Lamouroux 1816 as a synonym of Jania tenella (Kützing) Grunow 1874.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Corallina tenella Kützing)
Africa: Ethiopia (Papenfuss 1968), Sudan (Papenfuss 1968).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Jania tenella (Kützing) Grunow)
Atlantic Islands: Cape Verde Islands (John & al. 2004, Prud'homme van Reine, Haroun & Kostermans 2005, Gabriel & Fredericq 2019).

North America: California (Abbott & Hollenberg 1976, Stewart 1991, Miller 2012), Gulf of California (Norris, Aguilar-Rosas & Pedroche 2017), Mexico (Castaneda-Fernández de Lara et al. 2010 , Pedroche & Sentíes 2020), Mexico (Atlantic) (Ek García-García & al. 2020), Mexico (Pacific) (Mateo-Cid & al. 2020).

Central America: Costa Rica (Fernández-García & al. 2011), El Salvador (Fernández-García & al. 2011).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

South America: Chile (Santelices 1989, Ramírez & Santelices 1991, Silva & Chacana 2005), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

Africa: Mauritius (Børgesen 1943, Silva & al. 1996), Sudan (Osman & Mohammed 2016), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva & al. 1996).

Indian Ocean Islands: Chagos Archipelago (Silva & al. 1996), Réunion (Silva & al. 1996), Seychelles (Silva & al. 1996).

Middle East: Iran (Kokabi & Yousefzadi 2015).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012), Myanmar (Burma) (Silva & al. 1996), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014).

Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990), South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987, Shao 2003-2014).

Pacific Islands: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Easter Island (Børgesen 1924, Santelices & Abbott 1987), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996, South & Skelton 2003), French Polynesia (Pari & N'Yeurt 1999), Guam (Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Line Islands (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003), Marshall Islands (Dawson 1957), Samoan Archipelago (Skelton & South 1999).

Subantarctic Islands: Diego Garcia Atoll (Silva & al. 1996).

Key references
Mateo-Cid, L.E., Mendoza-Gonzalez, A.C., Aguilar-Rosas, L.E. & Aguilar-Rosas, R. (2013). Occurrence and distribution of the genus Jania J. V. Lamouroux (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the Pacific coast of Baja California and Gulf of California, Mexico. American Journal of Plant Sciences 2013(4): 1-13.

Schubert, N., Garcia-Mendoza, E. & Pacheco-Ruiz, I. (2006). Carotenoid composition of marine red algae. Journal of Phycology 42: 1208-1216.

Silva, P.C. & Chacana, M.E. (2005). Marine algae from Islas San Félix y San Ambrosio (Chilean Oceanic Islands). Cryptogamie Algologie 26: 103-118.

Weber-van Bosse, A. (1913). Marine algae. Rhodophyceae, of the "Sealark" Expedition, collected by Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M.A.. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Second Series, Botany 8: 105-142, 1 fig, pls 12-14.

Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.

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