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Gracilaria occidentalis (Børgesen) M.Bodard

Publication details
Gracilaria occidentalis (Børgesen) M.Bodard 1965: 874, fig. 1 a-e

Published in: Bodard, M. (1965). Le Gracilaria occidentalis (Borg.): une espèce de Rhodophycée pantropicale Atlantique. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) Ser. 2, 36: 874-878.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Rhodymenia occidentalis Børgesen

Type information
Type locality: St. Jan: in sound between St. Jan and St. Thomas (Silva 1996-to date). Notes: syntype localities:St. John and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea, western Atlantic Ocean.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Gracilaria

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), western.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Rhodymenia occidentalis Børgesen 1920

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Gurgel, C.F.D., Norris, J.N., Schmidt, W.E., Le, H.N. & Fredericq, S. (2018). Systematics of the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta) including new subfamilies, tribes, subgenera, and two new genera, Agarophyton gen. nov. and Crassa gen. nov. Phytotaxa 374(1): 1-23.

Schneider, C.W., Popolizio, T.R. & Lane, C.E. (2014). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 14. Five additions to the benthic flora, including a distinctive second new species of Crassitegula (Rhodophyta, Sebdeniales) from the western Atlantic Ocean. Phycologia 53(2): 117-126.

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References
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Bodard, M. (1965). Le Gracilaria occidentalis (Borg.): une espèce de Rhodophycée pantropicale Atlantique. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) Ser. 2, 36: 874-878.

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