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Corallina stellifera Lamarck

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Corallinaceae
Subfamily Corallinoideae
Tribe Corallineae
Genus Corallina

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Corallina stellifera Lamarck
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Corallina stellifera Lamarck
Seabird, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Corallina stellifera Lamarck
Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia; on Amphibolis antarctica. 15 Jan 1988. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Corallina stellifera Lamarck

 

Nothocladus nodosus Skuja

Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker Cape Peron, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Corallina stellifera Lamarck 1815: 239

Published in: Lamarck, J.B. de (1815). Suite et fin des polypiers corticiferes. Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle Paris 2: 227-240.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Corallina is Corallina officinalis Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Decaisne (1842b, p.124) misspelt the specific epithet as stelligera but it was based on Corallina stellifera Lamarck. Since this time, this error has been perpetuated until Ducker (1974, p. A 37).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Habite les mers Australes ou de la Nouvelle-Hollande. Péron et Lesueur." (Lamarck 1815: 239). Holotype: Péron & Lesueur; PC (Womersly & Johansen 1996: 321).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Ducker, S.C. (1979). The genus Metagoniolithon Weber-van Bosse (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 27: 67-101, 15 figs.

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Verified by: 14 January 2016 by M.D. Guiry

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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 17 November 2019.

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