Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson 1868
Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson Cape Peron, south of Perth, Western Australia
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Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson 1868: 164
Published in: Ascherson, P. (1868). Vorarbeiten zu einer Uebersicht der phanerogamen Meergewächse. Linnaea 35(1): 152-208.
Publication date: 1868
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.
Ruppia antarctica Labillardière
Type locality: “habitat ad terrae van-Leuwin littora” [Esperance Bay, Western Australia] (Labillardière 1807: 116). Holotype: FI barcode FI012119 (Robertson 1984: 104). Notes: Type from “Ad terrae Van-Leuwin littora” (Esperance Bay, W. Aust.). Isotype. P. Labillardière (1807) described and illustrated Ruppia antarctica (= Amphibolis antarctica) from material collected from New Holland, but some doubt exists whether he collected the specimen himself in 1791 or whether it was part of the collections of the Baudin expedition. isolectotype: P [barcode P00735051].
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Antarctic (Stearn 1973).
Ruppia antarctica Labillardière 1807
Caulinia antarctica (Labillardière) R.Brown 1810
Cymodocea antarctica (Labillardière) Endlicher 1837
Pectinella antarctica (Labillardière) J.Black 1913
Amphibolis zosteraefolia C.Agardh
Robertson (1984: 102) gives 1867b as the date. - (24 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry
Den Hartog (1970) and Ducker et al. (1977) list the distribution of this species from Carnarvon, Western Australia along the south- west and southern coast as far east as Wilsons Promontory, Victoria; and south to the north and north-east coasts of Tasmania. Walker and Prince (1987) report it as far north as Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia. - (19 Aug 2007) - Wendy Guiry
Grows in sandy mud bottoms, or as patches on flat rock under conditions of moderate to fairly strong water movement, from the uppermost sublittoral zone to 23 m deep (Robertson 1984). - (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.
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.
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.
Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Created: 03 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 07 June 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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Bramwell, M.D. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1984). Studies on the distribution of Pneophyllum fosliella plants (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) on leaves of the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica (Cymodoceaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 32: 131-137.
Ducker, S.C., Pettit, J.M. & Knox, R.B. (1978). Biology of Australian Seagrasses: Pollen development and submarine pollination in Amphibolis antarctica and Thalassodendron ciliatum (Cymodoceaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 26: 265-285.
Kendrick, G.A., Walker, D.I. & McComb, A.J. (1988). Changes in distribution of macro-algal epiphytes on stems of the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica along a salinity gradient in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Phycologia 27: 201-208, 7 figs, 1 table.
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