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Gracilaria dentata J.Agardh 1852

Publication details
Gracilaria dentata J.Agardh 1852: 603

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.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: Senegambia (Herb. Binder); Martinique (Duperrey) (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: LD (Index Nominum Algarum

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), toothed, usually with sharp teeth pointing outwards (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
"Gracilaria dentata is a superfluous name for Sphaerococcus rangiferinus, which was cited in the protologue. In accordance with Art. 7.5, G. dentata is automatically typified by the type of S. rangiferinus" (Silva et al. 1996). However, INA note that this is a misinterpretation of the protologue. - (27 Aug 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Lyra, D. de M., Iha, C., Grassa, C.J., Cai, L., Zhang, H.G., Lane, C., Blouin, N., Oliveira, M.C., Nunes, J. M de C. & Davis, C.C. (2021). Phylogenomics, divergence time estimation and trait evolution provide a new look into the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 165(107294): [1-14], 4 figs.

Key references
Gurgel, C.F.D. & Fredericq, S. (2004). Systematics of the Gracilariaceae (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta): a critical assessment based on rbcL sequence analysis. Journal of Phycology 40: 138-159.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Xia, B.M. & Abbott, I.A. (1985). The genus Polycavernosa Chang et Xia (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta): a comparison with Gracilaria Grev. and a key to the species. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds) Vol.I, pp. 157-162. California Sea Grant College Program.

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