Jania crassa (fig. 1–2)


Taxonavigation: Corallinales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Corallinophycidae
Ordo: Corallinales

Familia: Corallinaceae
Subfamilia: Corallinoideae
Genus: Jania
Species: Jania crassa



Jania crassa J.V.Lamouroux, 1821

  • Type locality: Dusky Sound, New Zealand.
  • Lectotype (as "type"): CN (Johansen 1971: 247, fig. 10).
  • Notes: See also Woelkerling, Harvey & Reviers (2015: 141), and Harvey, Woelkerling & Reviers (2020: 229).


  • Homotypic
    • Corallina crassa (J.V.Lamouroux) Collins, 1898, nom. illeg. (later homonym of Corallina crassa Esper, 1768)
  • Heterotypic
    • Jania natalensis Harvey, 1849
      • Type locality: Port Natal (Durban), South Africa.
      • Holotype: Dr. Gueinzius; probably in the Harvey Herbarium, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
    • Corallina natalensis (Harvey) Kützing, 1858


  • Lamouroux, J.[V.F.] 1821. Exposition méthodique des genres de l'ordre des polypiers: avec leur description et celle des principales espèces, figurées dans 84 planches, les 63 premières appartenant a l'Histoire naturelle des zoophytes d'Ellis et Solander. pp. i–viii, 1–115, 1 folded table, 84 plates. Paris: Agasse. BHL Reference page. : 23, pl. 69: figs 9, 10
  • Harvey, W.H. 1847–1849. Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. London: Reeve Brothers. BHL Reference page. : 107
  • Harvey, A.S., Woelkerling, W.J. & Reviers, B. de 2020. A taxonomic analysis of Jania (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) in south-eastern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 33: 221–277, 34 figs, 5 tables. DOI: 10.1071/SB18064 Reference page
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. Jania crassa. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 2020-03-01.
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