Jania pusilla (Sonder) Yendo 1905
Jania pusilla (Sonder) Yendo 1905: 39
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Corallina pusilla Sonder
Type locality: Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia; (Womersley & Johansen 1996: 307) Lectotype: Harvey 452D; Epiphytic on Cystophora siliquosa; MEL; 501722 (Ducker, LeBlanc & Johansen 1976: 6) Notes: Silva et al. (1996: 243) cite syntype localities: Port Fairy and Port Phillip. Womersley & Johansen (1966: 307) give the folowing data: type from Port Fairy, Vic., on Cystophora (Harvey, Alg. Aust. exsicc. 452); holotype (or lectotype) in TCD. They note that Ducker et al. (1976: 6) selected a MEL (501722) specimen of Harvey's 452 as lectotype, but consider it would be a more usual practice to regard the holotype (or lectotype if necessary) to be in the Harvey herbarium in TCD. However, others consider that as Sonder described the entity, it seems more appropriate to choose a lectotype from his materials.
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Common on species of Cystophora (especially C. subfarcinata) in shallow water on rough-water coasts (Womersley & Johansen 1996: 309).
Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 27 April 2009
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 27 April 2009. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 11 August 2022