Gracilaria chilensis C.J.Bird, McLachlan & E.C.Oliveira 1986
Gracilaria chilensis C.J.Bird, McLachlan & E.C.OliveiraChile. Cultivated plantsRobert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za)
Gracilaria chilensis C.J.Bird, McLachlan & E.C.Oliveira 1986: 2928, figs 2-13
Published in: Bird, C.J., McLachlan, J. & Oliveira Filho, E.C. de (1986). Gracilaria chilensis sp. nov. (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales), from Pacific South America. Canadian Journal of Botany 64: 2928-2934.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Penco, southeastern corner of Bahía Concepción, VIIIth Region, Chile; (Bird, McLachlan & Oliveira Filho 1986: 2929) Holotype (female): Hector Romo; 1 September 1982; Intertidal; NRCC; 9131 (a) (Bird, McLachlan & Oliveira Filho 1986: 2929) Notes: Isotypes: NRCC, 9131b (male), 9131c (tetrasporangial).
This is a marine species.
Appears to be largely confined to river mouths or estuaries (Womersley 1996: 25). In bays, estuaries or otherwise sheltered environments; intertidal, on bouldrers and rocky outcrops associated with sand beaches, or subtidal to 12 m depth, attached to small stones, anchored in sand, or free-living (Bird et al. 1986).
Created: 11 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 15 January 2022
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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 15 January 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 August 2022