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Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Tracheophyta
Subphylum Euphyllophytina
Infraphylum Spermatophytae
Superclass Angiospermae
Class Monocots
Subclass Alismatidae
Order Alismatales
Family Cymodoceaceae
Genus Amphibolis

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Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson
Australia. 09 Dec 2011. Robert Anderson (anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za). © Robert Anderson (anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za).

Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson
Cape Peron, south of Perth, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson
Cape Peron, south of Perth, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson
Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia. 03 Dec 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson
Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia. 03 Dec 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson
Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia; pools in lower shore. 12 Feb 2002. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia; pools in lower shore
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson 1868: 164

Published in: Ascherson, P. (1868). Vorarbeiten zu einer Übersicht der phanerogamen Meergewächse. Linnaea 35: 152-208.

Type species
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.

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

Basionym
Ruppia antarctica Labillardière

Type information
Type locality: Esperance Bay, Western Australia (Robertson 1984: 104). Holotype: FI (Robertson 1984: 104). Notes: Type from “Ad terrae Van-Leuwin littora” (Esperance Bay, W. Aust.). Isotype. P. Labillardière (1807) described and illustrated Ruppia antarctica (= Amphibolis antarctica) from material collected from New Holland, but some doubt exists whether he collected the specimen himself in 1791 or whether it was part of the collections of the Baudin expedition.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Antarctic (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ruppia antarctica Labillardière 1807
Caulinia antarctica (Labillardière) R.Brown 1810
Cymodocea antarctica (Labillardière) Endlicher 1837
Pectinella antarctica (Labillardière) J.Black 1913

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Amphibolis zosteraefolia C.Agardh

Nomenclatural notes
Robertson (1984: 102) gives 1867b as the date. - (24 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Distributional notes
Den Hartog (1970) and Ducker et al. (1977) list the distribution of this species from Carnarvon, Western Australia along the south- west and southern coast as far east as Wilsons Promontory, Victoria; and south to the north and north-east coasts of Tasmania. Walker and Prince (1987) report it as far north as Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia. - (19 Aug 2007) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Grows in sandy mud bottoms, or as patches on flat rock under conditions of moderate to fairly strong water movement, from the uppermost sublittoral zone to 23 m deep (Robertson 1984). - (24 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Ducker, S.C., Foord, N.J. & Knox, R.B. (1977). Biology of Australian seagrasses: the genus Amphiobolis C. Agardh (Cymodoceaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 27: 67-95, 14 figs, 3 tables.

Hartog, C. den (1970). The sea-grasses of the world. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeling Natuurkunde, Tweede Reeks 59(1): [1-]6-275, 63 figs, 31 plates.

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.

Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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References
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Bramwell, M.D. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1984). Studies on the distribution of Pneophyllum fosliella plants (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) on leaves of the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica (Cymodoceaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 32: 131-137.
Ducker, S.C., Pettit, J.M. & Knox, R.B. (1978). Biology of Australian Seagrasses: Pollen development and submarine pollination in Amphibolis antarctica and Thalassodendron ciliatum (Cymodoceaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 26: 265-285.
Kendrick, G.A., Walker, D.I. & McComb, A.J. (1988). Changes in distribution of macro-algal epiphytes on stems of the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica along a salinity gradient in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Phycologia 27: 201-208, 7 figs, 1 table.

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