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Gracilaria disticha (J.Agardh) J.Agardh

Publication details
Gracilaria disticha (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1852: (1851-1863): 594-595

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1852). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumis secundi: Algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 2. pp. 577-700 [701-720, Addenda and Index]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Sphaerococcus distichus J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: coast of Eritrea (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 164).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), arranged in two opposite rows (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus distichus J.Agardh 1837

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gracilaria disticha (J.Agardh) J.Agardh)
Africa: Egypt (Papenfuss 1968), Ethiopia (Papenfuss 1968), Mauritius (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-west Asia: India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Rao & Gupta 2015), Southeast Arabian coast (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Asia: South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016).

South-east Asia: Philippines (Abbott 1985, Silva, MeƱez & Moe 1987, Tseng & Xia 1999, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014), Singapore (Pham et al. 2011).

Distributional notes
Philippines record based on illustrations of specimens brought to Guam workshop by Doty (Abbott, 1985).

Key references
Abbott, I.A. (1985). Gracilaria from the Philippines: list and distribution of the species. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with Reference to Some Pacific and Caribbean Species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds) Vol.I, pp. 89-90.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 June 2017.

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