Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker Cape Peron, Western Australia
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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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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).
This is a marine species.
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.
Created: 30 May 2001 by Wendy Guiry
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.