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Gracilaria acanthophora P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1865

Publication details
Gracilaria acanthophora P.Crouan & H.Crouan in Schramm & Mazé 1865: 20

Published in: Schramm, A. & Mazé, H. (1865). Essai de classification des algues de la Guadeloupe. pp. [i]-ii, 1-52. Basse Terre, Guadeloupe: Imprimerie du Gouvernement.

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 cervicornis (Turner) J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Guadeloupe: on Strombus gigas, Basse-Terre (Index Nominum Algarum).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
G. acanthophora (Kützing) Crouan [fr. 1878: 218] (Lyra et al., 2016). [See INA]. - (31 Jan 2017) - Wendy 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.

Key references
Lyra, G.D.M., Gurgel, C.F.D., Costa, E.D.S., de Jesus, P.B., Oliveira, M.C., Oliveira, E.C., Davis, C.C. & Nunes, J.M.D.C. (2016). Delimitating cryptic species in the Gracilaria domingensis complex (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) using molecular and morphological data. J. Phycol. 52(6): 997-1017, 9 fig., 1 table.

Created: 12 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 31 January 2017 by G.M. Guiry

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Beringuela, R.T., Purganan, D.J.E., Azanza, R.V. & Onda, D.F.L. (2020). Spatio-temporal variability and association of diatom-dinoflagellate assemblages of Acanthophora, Hypnea and Gracilaria (Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 55(3): 361-371.

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 September 2021.

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