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Amphibolis griffithii (J.M.Black) Hartog 1970

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Tracheophyta
Subphylum Euphyllophytina
Infraphylum Spermatophytae
Superclass Angiospermae
Class Monocots
Subclass Alismatidae
Order Alismatales
Family Cymodoceaceae
Genus Amphibolis


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Amphibolis griffithii (J.M.Black) Hartog
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Amphibolis griffithii (J.M.Black) Hartog
Cottesloe, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).


Rivularia vermiculata Smith

Amphibolis griffithii (J.M.Black) Hartog Cottesloe, Western Australia
© M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Amphibolis griffithii (J.M.Black) Hartog 1970: 208, figs 57a, 57b, 58, 59

Published in: Hartog, C. (1970). The sea-grasses of the world. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afd. Natuurkunde. Tweede reeks 59(1): 1-275, 63 figures, 31 plates.
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Publication date: 1970

Type species
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Pectinella griffithii J.M.Black

Type information
Lectotype locality: Henley Beach, South Australia (Robertson 1984: 108). Lectotype: Griffith; 1 November 1913; AD 9642217 (Robertson 1984: 108).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Pectinella griffithii J.M.Black 1915
Cymodocea griffithii (J.M.Black) J.M.Black 1929

Distributional notes
This species occurs from Geraldton/Oakajee, Western Australia to Victor Harbour, South Australia (Ducker et al., 1977; Kirkman and Walker, 1989; http://wwwscience.murdoch.edu.au/centres/others/seagrass/amphibolis.html). The considerably reduced range of this species compared to A. antarctica suggests a reduced temperature tolerance (Ducker et al., 1977). The northern limit of this species in Western Australia may be related to a lack of appropriate habitat between Geraldton and Shark Bay; the coastline in this region is dominated by high cliffs which are exposed to oceanic swell (Kirkman and Walker, 1989). - (19 Aug 2007) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Occurs in pure stands or in mixed communities with A. antarctica from low tide to a depth of 5 m; below 5 m, extends into rougher localities and tolerates lower light intensities than A. antarctica (Robertson 1984). Robertson notes that Cambridge (19750 records it from 40 m deep in clear oceanic water. - (24 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Ducker, S.C., Foord, N.J. & Knox, R.B. (1977). Biology of Australian seagrasses: the genus Amphiobolis C. Agardh (Cymodoceaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 27: 67-95, 14 figs, 3 tables.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Robertson, E.L. (1984). Seagrasses. In: The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Part 1. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 57-122. Adelaide: D.J. Woolman, Government Printer, South Australia.

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Borowitzka, M.A., Lethbridge, R.C. & Charlton, L. (1990). Species richness, spatial distribution and colonisation pattern of algal and invertebrate epiphytes on the seagrass Amphibolis griffithii. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 64: 281-291.

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