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Gracilaria wrightii (Turner) J.Agardh 1852

Publication details
Gracilaria wrightii (Turner) J.Agardh 1852: 599

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1852). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumis secundi: Algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 2. pp. 577-700 [701-720, Addenda and Index]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

Basionym
Fucus wrightii Turner

Type information
Syntype localities: "On the shores of the West Indies. Dr. Wright. Red Sea. Lord Valentia." [Jamaica and Red Sea] (Turner 1809-1811: 32). Syntypes: BM?

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus wrightii Turner 1811
Chondria wrightii (Turner) C.Agardh 1817
Chondrus wrightii (Turner) K├╝tzing 1867

Nomenclatural notes
Because it has two syntype localities (Red Sea and West Indies) and nobody seems to have chosen and taxonomically determined the identity of a lectotype, it is impossible to be certain as to what it applies to. It is unlikely that the same species occurs in the Red Sea and in the Caribbean but until a lectotype is selected, the application name remains uncertain. One could argue that as the epithet "wrightii" is used and the material was collected by Dr William Wright (1735-1819), almost certainly in Jamaica, the material from the Caribbean should logically be the lectotype, but this is not mandatory. - (20 Jul 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Atmadja, W.S. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2012 '2010'). Checklist of the seaweed species biodiversity of Indonesia with their distribution and classification: Rhodophyceae. Ceklis keanekaragaman jenis rumput laut di Indonesia dengan sebaran dan klasifikasinya merah (Rhodophyceae). pp. [2], i-vi, 1-72. Jakarta: Coral Reef Information and Training Centre. Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Programme. Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).

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