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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.

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) Kützing 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.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gracilaria wrightii (Turner) J.Agardh)
North America: Mexico (Atlantic) (García & al. 2020).

Middle East: Red Sea (Einav & al. 2021).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012).

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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