Amphiroa stelligera , nom. illeg. 1842
Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia; on Amphibolis antarctica
© Michael Guiry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amphiroa stelligera Decaisne 1842: 124, nom. illeg.
Published in: Decaisne, J. (1842). Mémoire sur les corallines ou polypiers calcifères. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Seconde Série 18: 96-128.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Amphiroa is Amphiroa tribulus (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Metagoniolithon stelliferum (Lamarck) Ducker
Corallina stellifera Lamarck
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 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).
Womersley & Johansen in Womersley (1996: 320) cite Amphiroa stellif(g)era (Lamarck) Decaisne 1842b: 124. - (1 May 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
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.
Harvey, A.S., Woelkerling, W.J., Huisman, J.M. & Gurgel, C.F.D. (2013). A monographic account of Australian species of Amphiroa (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 26: 81-144.
Womersley, H.B.S. & Johansen, H.W. (1996). Subfamily Metagoniolithoideae Johansen 1969. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 317-323. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Created: 18 July 2001 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 15 April 2014 by M.D. Guiry
Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 485 times since it was created.
Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=25839
Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 November 2020.