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Eucheuma serra (J.Agardh) J.Agardh

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Solieriaceae
Genus Eucheuma

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Eucheuma serra (J.Agardh) J.Agardh
Hsiao-Liuchiu island, Pingtong County, Taiwan. 1993. 5. 22. Photo by Huang Su-fang, National Taiwan Museum, from http://www.ntm.gov.tw/seaweeds.. Huang Su-fang. © Sue Huang (sfhuang@ntm.gov.tw).

Eucheuma serra (J.Agardh) J.Agardh
Hsiao-Liuchiu island, Pingtong County, Taiwan. 1993. 5. 22. Photo by Huang Su-fang, National Taiwan Museum, from http://www.ntm.gov.tw/seaweeds.. Huang Su-fang. © Sue Huang (sfhuang@ntm.gov.tw).

 

Eucheuma serra (J.Agardh) J.Agardh Hsiao-Liuchiu island, Pingtong County, Taiwan. 1993. 5. 22. Photo by Huang Su-fang, National Taiwan Museum, from http://www.ntm.gov.tw/seaweeds.
© Sue Huang (sfhuang@ntm.gov.tw)

Publication details
Eucheuma serra (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1847: 16

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1847). Nya alger från Mexico. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Adademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 4: 5-17.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Eucheuma is Eucheuma spinosum J.Agardh.

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

Basionym
Sphaerococcus serra J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: "in mari Indae orientalis" (Mauritius) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 333). Type: LD 34664 (Yoshida 1998: 802). Notes: The type locality, Mauritius was first recorded by Doty (1988: 180). He notes that the holotype for S. serra J. Agardh is believed to have been illustrated by Kylin (1932: pl. 10, fig. 21) as Agardh Herbarium Specimen No. 34664.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina serra (J.Agardh) Endlicher
Sphaerococcus serra J.Agardh 1841

Nomenclatural notes
Børgesen (1943: 43) cites this species as Eucheuma serra J. Agardh.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Doty, M.S. (1988). Podromus ad systematica Eucheumatoideorum: a tribe of commercial seaweeds related to Eucheuma (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 159-207. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-018].

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References
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Kawakubo, A., Makino, H., Ohnishi, J.-I., Hirohara, H. & Hori, K. (1997). The marine red alga Eucheuma serra J. Agardh, a high yielding source of two isolectins. J. Appl. Phycol. 9: 331-338.
Nishihara, G.N. & Terada, R. (2010). Spatial variations in nutrient supply to the red algae Eucheuma serra (J. Agardh) J. Agardh. Phycological Research 58(1): 29-34.
Sahoo, D., Ohno, M. & Hiraoka, M. (2002). Laboratory, field and deep seawater culture of Eucheuma serra - a high lectin yielding red alga. Algae 17(2): 127-133, 1 fig, 3 tables.

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