Corallina elongata J.Ellis & Solander 1786

Corallina elongata J.Ellis & Solander

Corallina elongata J.Ellis & SolanderMediterranean. Apex.Mirella Coppola di Canzano (

Publication Details
Corallina elongata J.Ellis & Solander 1786: 119

Published in: Ellis, J. & Solander, D. (1786). The natural history of many curious and uncommon zoophytes, collected from various parts of the globe by the late John Ellis...Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander, M.D., F.R.S. &c.. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-208, 63 pls. London: Printed for Benjamin White and Son, at Horace's Head, Fleet-Street and Peter Elmsly, in the Strand.

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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 Ellisolandia elongata (J.Ellis & Solander) K.R.Hind & G.W.Saunders.

Type Information
Lectotype locality: Cornwall, England; (Irvine & Johansen 1994: 41) Lectotype: Ellis (1755), pl. 24, fig. 3 in the absence of a specimen : see below (epitype) (Irvine & Johansen 1994: 41) Notes: An epitype was designated by Brodie et al. (2013, fig. 5; BM001032350): England: South Devon, Plymouth Sound, Renny Rocks, 8 March 2012, leg. Christine A. Maggs (J. Brodie specimen code: JBCorallina 2012-2), at lower littoral, N50:19:07, W4:07:18. Genbank accession numbers: JX315327 [cox1], and JX315328 [rbcL].

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), elongated (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Whitish-pink to reddish-lilac, calcified, articulated fronds, fish-bone-like arrangement, to 50 mm high, axis compressed, repeatedly pinnate from discoid base, more abundantly and regularly branched than C. officinalis. Articulations small. Revised description (Brodie et al., 2013: 54).

On rock, exposed coasts, lower intertidal, southern and western coasts, occasional.

Created: 16 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 03 February 2017

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