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Gracilaria capitata Zanardini 1843

Publication details
Gracilaria capitata Zanardini 1843: 47

Published in: Zanardini, G. (1843). Saggio di classificazione naturale delle Ficee del Dottore Giovanni Zanardini aggiunti nuovi studii sopra l'androsace degli antichi con tavola miniata ed enumerazione di tutte le specie scoperte e raccolte dall'autore in Dalmazia. pp. [1]-64, 2 folded tables, 1 col. pl. Venezia [Venice]: Dallo Stabilimento tipographico enciclopedico di Girolamo Tasso.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with a knob-like head or tip (Stearn 1985).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Minimal description but is sufficient to validate: "Pochi esemplari di questa specie assai piccola, che porta gli sfero spermi raccolti in forma di capolino in vetta della fronda, ebbi a staccare dalle alghe maggiori pescate in fondo al mare." [Few specimens of this very small species bearing the spheres sperm collected in the shape of a peacock in the top of the frond, I had to detach from the main algae caught at the bottom of the sea.] - (15 Nov 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Created: 15 November 2017 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 15 November 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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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.

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