Zostera capricorni Ascherson
Zostera capricorni Ascherson Zostera Signal Point , Lord Howe Island, Australia
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Zostera capricorni Ascherson 1876: 11
Published in: Ascherson, [P.] (1876). Zugänge zur Kenntniss der geographischen Verbreitung der Seegräser aus de Jahre 1875. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1876: 9-12.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Zostera muelleri subsp. capricorni (Ascherson) S.W.L.Jacobs
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Tropical or warm temperate species. Usually occurs subtidally to about 7 m deep (Robertson 1984). - (25 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Moreton Bay, Queensland. (Robertson 1984: 122). Lectotype: Naumann; 10 October 1875; UC (Robertson 1984: 122).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Zostera capricorni Ascherson)
Australia and New Zealand: Lord Howe Island (Robertson 1984), New South Wales (Robertson 1984, Phillips & Meñez 1988), New Zealand (Robertson 1984, Phillips & Meñez 1988), Queensland (Robertson 1984, Phillips & Meñez 1988), South Australia (Robertson 1984), Victoria (Robertson 1984).
Source of current name
Jacobs, S.W.L., Les, D.H. & Moody, M.L. (2006). New combinations in Australasian Zostera (Zosteraceae). Telopea 11(2): 127-128, no fig..
Robertson, E.L. (1984). Seagrasses. In: The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Part 1. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 57-122. Adelaide: D.J. Woolman, Government Printer, South Australia.
Created: 03 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Bell, J.D. & Westoby, M. (1987). Effects of an epiphytic alga on abundances of fish and decapods associated with the seagrass Zostera capricorni. Australian Journal of Ecology 12: 333-337.
Harris, M.M., King, R.J. & Ellis, J. (1980). The eelgrass Zostera capricorni in Illawarra Lake, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 104: 23-33.
King, R.J. & Barclay, J.B. (1986). Aquatic angiosperms in coastal saline lagoons of New South Wales. III. Quantitative assessment of Zostera capricorni. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 109: 41-50.
King, R.J. & Holland, V.M. (1986). Aquatic angiosperms in coastal saline lagoons of New South Wales. II. The vegetation of the Tuggerah Lakes, with specific comments on the growth of Zostera capricorni. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 109: 25-39.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 November 2019.