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Corallina crassa (J.V.Lamouroux) Collins, nom. illeg. 1898

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Corallinaceae
Subfamily Corallinoideae
Tribe Corallineae
Genus Corallina


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Corallina crassa (J.V.Lamouroux) Collins
Cabrillo National Monument, California.. 07 Sep 2018. © National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.


Navicula pseudocrassirostris Hustedt

Jania crassa J.V.Lamouroux Cabrillo National Monument, California.
© National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior

Publication details
Corallina crassa (J.V.Lamouroux) Collins in Collins, Holden & Setchell 1898: 500, nom. illeg.

Published in: Collins, F.S., Holden, I. & Setchell, W.A. (1898). Phycotheca boreali-americana. A collection of dried specimens of the algae of North America. Vol. Fasc. IX-XI, Nos. 401-550. Malden, Massachusetts.

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 Jania crassa J.V.Lamouroux

Jania crassa J.V.Lamouroux

Type information
Type locality: Dusky Sound, New Zealand [as "Dusky Bay" in Johansen 1971] (Woelkering, Harvey & Reviers 2015: 245). Lectotype (as "type"): CN (Johansen 1971: 247, fig. 10). Notes: "Lamouroux (1821: 23) based Jania crassa on material (Figs. 3–4) received from “D. Leach” (probably Dr. William Elford Leach, 1790–1836, British medical doctor, zoologist, and marine biologist, based at the Natural History Museum, London [actually the Natural History Department of the British Museum]. Additional data: Seccombe, 1892: 311–312; Stearn, 1981: 163) that came from Dusky Sound, New Zealand." (Woelkerling, Harvey & Reviers 2015: 141). Woelkerling, Harvey & Reviers (2015: 141, fig. 3) also illustrate the lectotype and give details of an isolectotype in PC (PC 0028699); see also Harvey, Woelkering & Reviers (2020: 229).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), thick (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
"Corallina crassa (J.V.Lamouroux) Collins(1898) is an illegitimate later homonym of Corallina crassa Esper (1768). The basionym of Corallina crassa (J.V.Lamouroux) Collins, Jania crassa J.V.Lamouroux (1821:23) is a currently recognised species of Jania (Woelkering, Harvey & Reviers 2015: 141-144)." (Woelkering pers. comm. 27 Aug 2017). - (15 Jan 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
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
Woelkering, W.J., Harvey, A.S. & Reviers, B. de (2015). Jania verrucosa and Jania crassa (Rhodophyta: Corallinaceae): Typification, nomenclature and taxonomic implications. Taxon 64: 137-146.

Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 September 2021.

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