Agarophyton vermiculophyllum ( ) Gurgel, J.N.Norris et
Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi) Papenfuss saltmarsh, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2012
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Agarophyton vermiculophyllum (Ohmi) Gurgel, J.N.Norris et Fredericq 2018: 9
Published in: 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.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Agarophyton is Agarophyton chilense (C.J.Bird, McLachlan et E.C.Oliveira) Gurgel, J.N.Norris et Fredericq.
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Gracilariopsis vermiculophylla Ohmi
Type locality: Gomejima, Akkeshi Bay (Lake Akkeshi), Kushiro Prov., Japan (Terada & Yamamoto 2002: 216). Holotype: Ohmi 200; ix. 1955; HAK (Terada & Yamamoto 2002: 216). Notes: Holotype: Ohmi 200, spermatangial. Isotype: Ohmi 201, cystocarpic, currently housed in herbarium at Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido University.
Gracilaria asiatica C.F.Zhang & B.M.Xia 1985
Agarophyton vermiculophyllum "...is a highly invasive species. Within the last 20 years, [it] has been introduced in the Eastern Pacific and Eastern and Western North Atlantic on numerous occasions by the shipping and import of Japanese oysters to North America and Europe (Bellorin et al. 2004; Rueness 2005; Thomsen et al. 2006; Freshwater et al. 2006; Saunders 2009; Kim et al. 2010; Piñón-Gimate et al. 2012), or possibly as a component of seaweed/seagrass mixture used as commercial soil conditioner (Abreu et al. 2011). The success of G. vermiculophylla as an invasive species and known habitat modifier have raised ecological and environmental concerns (Wallentinus & Nyberg 2007; Williams & Smith 2007)." (Gurgel et al. 2018: 9). - (5 Nov 2018) - M.D. Guiry
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