Corallina crassa (J.V. ) Collins, nom. illeg. 1898
Jania crassa J.V.Lamouroux Cabrillo National Monument, California.
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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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Jania crassa J.V.Lamouroux
Jania crassa J.V.Lamouroux
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.
"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
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.