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Gracilaria rubra J.Agardh, nom. inval. 1981

Publication details
Gracilaria rubra J.Agardh in Gil-Rodríguez & Afonso-Carrillo 1981, nom. inval.

Published in: Gil-Rodríguez, M.C. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (1981 '1980'). Catálogo de las algas marinas bentónicas (Cyanophyta, Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta y Rhodophyta) para el archipiélago Canario. pp. 1-65. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Aula de Cultura. Excmo. Cabildo de Tenerife.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria dura (C.Agardh) J.Agardh

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), red (Stearn 1985).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Price, John & Lawson note: "Gracilaria rubra is a recently-described Chinese species for which the correct authorities are Chang & Xia. This is the only traced citation of the binomial with the present authorities for either the list area or any other geographical region. Even Gil-Rodriguez and Afonso-Carrillo do not refer to it elsewhere. The alphabetical order of entries around it in (227) shows that G. rubra is out of sequence and probably represents an orthographic error for 'dura' the authorities for which are '(C. Agardh) J. Agardh'. - (28 Jun 2013) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Price, J.H., John, D.M. & Lawson, G.W. (1988). Seaweeds of the western coast of tropical Africa and adjacent islands: a critical assessment, IV. Rhodophyta (Florideae) 2. Genera G. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 18: 195-273.

Created: 30 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 June 2013 by M.D. Guiry

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Chirapart, A. & Ruangchauy, R. (1999). A new record of Gracilaria, G. rubra C.F. Chang et B.M. Xia from Thailand. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 137-143. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

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