Amphiroa gaillonii J.V. 1816
Amphiroa gaillonii J.V.Lamouroux 1816: 299, pl. XI : fig. 3
Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1816). Histoire des polypiers coralligènes flexibles, vulgairement nommés zoophytes. pp. [i]-lxxxiv, chart, -560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Amphiroa is Amphiroa tribulus (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.
Named for the French botanist François Benjamin Gaillon (1782-1839).
Amphiroa ephedraea var. gaillonii (J.V.Lamouroux) Yendo 1905
Harvey et al. (2013: 136) treat this as "...a species of uncertain status" as searched of CN and PC have failed to fund a specimen "unequivocally identified by Lamouroux as Amphiroa gaillonii" and conclude "Onthe basis of the limited protologue information, A. gaillonii most closely resembles A. foliacea Lamouroux et al. (1824: p. 50; see separate account above); however, the absence of a specimen precludes any further assessment...". - (15 Apr 2014) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Australasie" (Lamouroux 1816: 299).
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Verified by: 04 June 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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