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Gracilaria venezuelensis W.R.Taylor 1942

Publication details
Gracilaria venezuelensis W.R.Taylor 1942: 110, pl. 3: fig. 10, pl. 15, figs 1-2

Published in: Taylor, W.R. (1942). Caribbean marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expedition, 1939. Allan Hancock Atlantic Expedition Report 2: 1-193, 20 plates.

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: off SW end of Cubagua I., S of Isla Margarita, Venezuela (Gurgel et al. 2004: 164). Holotype: dredged off course black-sand bottom, 3.5-9.0 m depth. MICH W.R. Taylor-39-482 (Gurgel et al. 2004: 164). Notes: Isotype: US Alg. Coll-56501 (W.R. Taylor-39-482). Paratype: MICH (W.R. Taylor-39-479a);dredged off sand bottom, 3.5-9.0m depth, off SW end of Cubagua I., S of Isla Margarita, Venezuela.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Gracilaria

Origin of species name
(Latin), living in or from Venezuela.

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gracilaria venezuelensis W.R.Taylor)
North America: Florida (Gurgel et al. 2004), Mexico (Pedroche & Sentíes 2020), Mexico (Atlantic) (García & al. 2020).

Central America: Belize (Gurgel et al. 2004).

Caribbean Islands: Martinique (Rodríguez-Prieto, Michanek & Ivon 1999, Delnatte & Wynne 2016), Trinidad & Tobago (Duncan & Lee Lum 2006).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

South America: Venezuela (Taylor 1960, Ganesan 1990).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Tseng & Xia 1999, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014, Lastimoso & Santiañez 2021).

Key references
Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Gurgel, C.F.D., Fredericq, S. & Norris, J.N. (2004). Molecular systematics and taxonomy of flattened species of Gracilaria Greville (Gracilariaceae, Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from the Western Atlantic. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to the Pacific and other locations Volume IX. (Abbott, I.A. & McDermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 9, pp. 159-200.

Gurgel, C.F.D., Norris, J.N., Schmidt, W.E., Le, H.N. & Fredericq, S. (2018). Systematics of the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta) including new subfamilies, tribes, subgenera, and two new genera, Agarophyton gen. nov. and Crassa gen. nov. Phytotaxa 374(1): 1-23.

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