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Prionitis acroidalea (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) E.Y.Dawson 1961

Publication details
Prionitis acroidalea (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) E.Y.Dawson 1961: 424

Published in: Dawson, E.Y. (1961). A guide to the literature and distribution of Pacific benthic algae from Alaska to the Galapagos Islands. Pacific Science 15: 370-461.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Prionitis is Prionitis ligulata J.Agardh.

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

Grateloupia acroidalea Setchell & N.L.Gardner

Type information
Type locality: Tortuga Island, Gulf of California (Setchell & Gardner 1924: 781). Type: Ivan M. Johnston (no.121); June; Found on rocks in the upper sublittoral belt. Herb. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1369 (Setchell & Gardner 1924: 781).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Grateloupia acroidalea Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1924
Zanardinula acroidalea (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) E.Y.Dawson 1954

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Prionitis kinoensis E.Y.Dawson 1944
Zanardinula kinoensis (E.Y.Dawson) E.Y Dawson 1945

Nomenclatural notes
INA points out that Dawson (1961) and Balakrishnan (1961) proposed this combination; it remains to be established which proposal has priority. - (13 May 2014) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Grateloupia acroidalea Setchell & N.L.Gardner)
North America: Gulf of California (Dawson 1944).

(as Prionitis kinoensis E.Y.Dawson)
North America: Gulf of California (Dawson 1944).

South America: Galápagos Islands (Taylor 1945).

(as Zanardinula acroidalea (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) E.Y.Dawson)
North America: Mexico (Dawson 1954).

(as Prionitis acroidalea (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) E.Y.Dawson)
North America: Gulf of California (Norris, Aguilar-Rosas & Pedroche 2017), Mexico (Pedroche & Sentíes 2020), Mexico (Pacific) (Rosas Ortíz & al. 2019).

South America: Galápagos Islands (Ruiz & Ziemmeck 2011).

Key references
Balakrishnan, M.S. (1961 '1960' ). Reproduction in some Indian red algae and their taxonomy. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Algology, New Delhi, 1959. (Kachroo, P. Eds), pp. 85-98. New Delhi: Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Dawson, E.Y. (1961). Marine red algae of Pacific Mexico. Part 4. Gigartinales. Pacific Naturalist 2: 191-343, 63 plates.

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