Jania micrarthrodia J.V.Lamouroux 1816
Jania micrarthrodia J.V.LamourouxBonaire, Caribbean - 26 March 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jania micrarthrodia J.V.Lamouroux 1816: 271, pl. 9: fig. 5a, B
Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1816). Histoire des polypiers coralligènes flexibles, vulgairement nommés zoophytes. pp. [i]-lxxxiv, chart, -560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: "sur les Fucus de l’Australasie" [on Fucus from Australasia]; (Lamouroux 1816: 271, pl. 9, fig. 5a, b) Lectotype: CN; Herb. Lamouroux [left specimen shown in fig. 4 A in Harvey, Woelkerling & Reviers 2020] (Harvey, Woelkerling & Reviers 2020: 233) Notes: "Lamouroux (1816, p. 271, pl. 9, fig. 5a, b) based J. micrarthrodia on material 'sur les Fucus de l'Australasie' [on Fucus L. from Australasia] without mention of a more explicit locality, and without listing a collector, designating a type or indicating how many specimens he had. However, on the lectotype herbarium sheet (Fig. 4A), Lamouroux wrote 'Lieu nouv. Hollande' [Locality New Holland = Australia], and, subsequently, Lamouroux (1821, p. 25) and Lamouroux et al. (1827, p. 468) listed the original locality as 'Australie' [Australia]. A somewhat abbreviated English translation of the protologue appears in Anonymous (1824, p. 122, pl. 9, fig. 5a, b). Without supporting evidence, Millar and Kraft (1993, p. 14) listed the type locality as Port Philip Bay, Victoria, Australia, whereas Goldberg and Kendrick (2005, p. 42) listed the type locality as the mouth of the Swan River, Western Australia." (Harvey, Woelkerling & Reviers 2020: 233).
This is a marine species.
Common on larger brown algae, especially on species of Cystophora on rough-water coasts; epilithic plants are apparently less common than epiphytic plants; under calmer conditions, what appears to be a form of this species (corresponding to Jania tenuissima Sonder) is epiphytic on seagrasses and other algae (Womersley & Johansen in Womersley 1996: 301).
Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 07 December 2020
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 07 December 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 August 2022