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Elachista orbicularis (Ohta) Skinner 1983

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Ectocarpales
Family Chordariaceae
Genus Elachista

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Elachista orbicularis (Ohta) Skinner
Cape Peron, south of Perth, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

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Elachista orbicularis (Ohta) Skinner Cape Peron, south of Perth, Western Australia
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Elachista orbicularis (Ohta) Skinner 1983: 98, figs 1-3

Published in: Skinner, S. (1983). The life-history of Elachista orbicularis (Ohta) comb. nov. (Elachistaceae, Phaeophyta) in southern Australia. British Phycological Journal 18: 97-104, 10 figs, 1 table.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Elachista is Elachista scutellata Duby.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Elachista nigra Takamatsu

Basionym
Gonodia orbicularis Ohta

Type information
Type locality: Tappi, Aomori Prefecture, Japan (Silva & al. 1996: 622). Type: T.O. Pr. 133 (Niigata University) (Lee 2000: 15). Notes: Lee (2000: 15) cites Aomori, Japan (growing on Ecklonia stolonifera Okamura in January) as the type locality of this species. According to Womersley (1987: 78), the type was collected by Ohta (Ohta 133) on 1 January 1970.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), orbicular (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gonodia orbicularis Ohta 1973

Distributional notes
Probable adventive species found on southern Australian coasts (Womersley 2003: 499). - (18 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Korean plants epiphytic on E. cava and E. bicyclis (Lee 2000: 15). Womersley (1987: 78) notes that this may be an introduction to Australia from Japan, where it grows on Undaria; in Australia it is common throughout the year on Ecklonia.

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Source of current name
Uwai, S., Kogame, K. & Masuda, M. (2002). Conspecificity of Elachista nigra and Elachista orbicularis (Elachistaceae, Phaeophyceae). Phycological Research 50(3): 217-226.

Key references
Lee, Y.-P. (2000). Taxonomic account of Elachista (Elachistaceae, Phaeophyta) in Korea. Korean Journal of Biological Science 4: 9-21.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. [1]-484, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.

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References
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Skinner, S. (1983). The life-history of Elachista orbicularis (Ohta) comb. nov. (Elachistaceae, Phaeophyta) in southern Australia. British Phycological Journal 18: 97-104, 10 figs, 1 table.
Uwai, S., Kogame, K. & Masuda, M. (2002). Conspecificity of Elachista nigra and Elachista orbicularis (Elachistaceae, Phaeophyceae). Phycological Research 50(3): 217-226.

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