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Grateloupia patens (Okamura) S.Kawaguchi & H.W.Wang

Publication details
Grateloupia patens (Okamura) S.Kawaguchi & H.W.Wang in H.W.Wang et al. 2001: 258 (table 4)

Published in: Wang, H.W., Kawaguchi, S., Horiguchi, T. & Masuda, M. (2001). A morphological and molecular assessment of the genus Prionitis J. Agardh (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycological Research 49: 251-262.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Grateloupia is Grateloupia filicina (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh.

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

Basionym
Prionitis patens Okamura

Type information
Type locality: Mikawa, Aichi Prefecture, Pacific (Verlaque et al 2005: 485). Type: SAP (Okamura herb.) (Kawaguchi 1989: 196). Notes: Shinoshima, Aichi Prefecture, Japan Wang et al. (2001: 258).

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), spreading, outspread, diverging from the axis at almost 90 degrees (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Prionitis patens Okamura 1899
Zanardinula patens (Okamura) De Toni 1936

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Prionitis patens Okamura)
Europe: France (Verlaque 2001).

Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936, Segawa 1981, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Verlaque et al 2005), Korea (Lee & Kang 2001).

(as Grateloupia patens (Okamura) S.Kawaguchi & H.W.Wang)
Asia: Japan (Verlaque et al 2005).

Distributional notes
This species has been introduced accidentally, probably via oyster importation from Japan, into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 175) being first found in the Etang de Thau (France) in 1994. - (5 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Key references
Verlaque, M., Brannock, P.M., Komatsu, T., Villalard-Bohnsack, M. & Marston, M. (2005). The genus Grateloupia C. Agardh (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) in the Thau Lagoon (France, Mediterranean): a case study of marine plurispecific introductions. Phycologia 44: 477-496.

Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. [1]-362, many photograph and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.

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