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Gracilaria brasiliensis Gurgel & Yoneshigue-Valentin 2008

Publication details
Gracilaria brasiliensis Gurgel & Yoneshigue-Valentin in Gurgel & al. 2008: 255, figs 17-30

Published in: Gurgel, C.F.D., Fredericq, S., Norris, J.N. & Yoneshigue-Valentin, Y. (2008). Two new flat species of Gracilaria (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from Brazil: G. abyssalis sp. nov. and G. brasiliensis sp. nov.. Phycologia 47: 249-264.
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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: Rasa Beach, Búzios City, Rio de Janeiro State (22º45'S, 41º52'W), Brazil (Gurgel & al. 2008: 255). Holotype: US Alg. Coll. 209095 (Gurgel & al. 2008: 255). Notes: Isotypes: US alg. Coll 209096; SPF.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Gracilaria

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or from Brazil (Dawes & Mathieson 2008).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Attached to rocky substratum but with basal portions of the thalli often buried in sand, in the shallow subtidal of areas with little to moderate wave action.

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Key references
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.

Lyra, G. de M., Nunes, J.M. de C., Pestana, E.M. dos S., Matos, J.C.G de, Caires, T.A., Jesus, P.B. de, Costa, E.S. & Oliviera, M.C. (2021). Diversity fo Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyta) in Brazil: integrating morphological and molecular data. Phytotaxa 496: 1-53, 15 figs, 1 table, 2 Supplementary tables .

Soares, L.P., Gurgel, C.F.D. & Fuji, M.T. (2015). Taxonomic reassessment of Gracilaria cearensis (Rhodophyta, Gracilariales), a poorly defined yet common flattened species based on morphological and molecular analysis including topotype collections. Phytotaxa 201(4): 241-255.

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Gurgel, C.F.D., Fredericq, S., Norris, J.N. & Yoneshigue-Valentin, Y. (2008). Two new flat species of Gracilaria (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from Brazil: G. abyssalis sp. nov. and G. brasiliensis sp. nov.. Phycologia 47: 249-264.

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