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Gracilaria truncata Kraft

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gracilariales
Family Gracilariaceae
Subfamily Gracilarioideae
Tribe Gracilarieae
Genus Gracilaria

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Gracilaria truncata Kraft
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Gracilaria truncata Kraft Tanzania
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Publication details
Gracilaria truncata Kraft 1977: 495

Published in: Kraft, G.T. (1977). Transfer of the New Zealand red alga Tylotus proliferus (Gracilariaceae, Gigartinales) to the genus Gracilaria. New Zealand Journal of Botany 15: 495-502, 15 figs.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Crassiphycus proliferus (Harvey) Gurgel, J.N.Norris & Fredericq

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), truncate, i.e., ending very abruptly as if cut straight across (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
New name for Rhodymenia prolifera Harvey; priority for Gracilaria prolifera Reinsch, 1888. - (1 Nov 2008) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "New Zealand, Colenso s.n. (TCD0011988)" (Nelson & Dahlen 2014: 241). Lectotype: Colenso; TCD 00119988 (Nelson & Dahlen 2014: 241).

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Source of current name
Guiry, M.D., Norris, J.N., Fredericq, S. & Gurgel C.F.D. (2018). Crassiphycus Guiry, Gurgel, J.N.Norris & Fredericq, gen. nov., a replacement name for Crassa Gurgel, J.N.Norris & Fredericq, nom. inval. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta), with some additional nomenclatural notes. Notulae Algarum 82: 1-4, no figs.

Key references
Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. [1]-328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.

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