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Gracilaria apiculata P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1865

Publication details
Gracilaria apiculata P.Crouan & H.Crouan in Schramm & Mazé 1865: 19

Published in: Schramm, A. & Mazé, H. (1865). Essai de classification des algues de la Guadeloupe. pp. [i]-ii, 1-52. Basse Terre, Guadeloupe: Imprimerie du Gouvernement.

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.

Type information
Type locality: Grand-Bourg, Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe, French West Indies (Gurgel et al. 2004: 376). Lectotype: BM (Gurgel et al. 2004: 376).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), ending abruptly in a sharp point or apiculum (Stearn 1985).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Intertidal to shallow subtidal on rocky substratum; in Venezuela only found in wave exposed sites.

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Key references
Gurgel, C.F.D., Fredericq, S. & Norris, J.N. (2004). Gracilaria flabelliformis and G. apiculata (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta): restoring old names for common tropical western Atlantic species, including the recognition of three new subspecies, and a replacement name for "G. lacinulata". Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 367-396.

Created: 20 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 25 April 2007 by G.M. Guiry

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References
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Gurgel, C.F.D., Fredericq, S. & Norris, J.N. (2004). Gracilaria flabelliformis and G. apiculata (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta): restoring old names for common tropical western Atlantic species, including the recognition of three new subspecies, and a replacement name for "G. lacinulata". Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 367-396.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 May 2021.

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