Gracilaria brasiliensis Gurgel & -Valentin 2008
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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
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.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or from Brazil (Dawes & Mathieson 2008).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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.
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.
Created: 22 October 2008 by G.M. Guiry
Verified by: 12 April 2021 by M.D. Guiry
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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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M.D. Guiry in 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.