Amphibolis griffithii (J.M.Black) Hartog 1970
Amphibolis griffithii (J.M.Black) Hartog Cape Peron, Western Australia
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Amphibolis griffithii (J.M.Black) Hartog 1970: 208, figs 57a, 57b, 58, 59
Published in: Hartog, C. den (1970). The sea-grasses of the world. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeling Natuurkunde, Tweede Reeks 59(1): [1-]6-275, 63 figs, 31 plates.
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Pectinella griffithii J.M.Black
Lectotype locality: Henley Beach, South Australia (Robertson 1984: 108). Lectotype: Griffith; 1 November 1913; AD 9642217 (Robertson 1984: 108).
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
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
This is a marine species.
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, -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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