Gracilaria arcuata Zanardini 1858

Gracilaria arcuata Zanardini

Gracilaria arcuata ZanardiniHsiao-Liuchiu island, Pingtong County, Taiwan. 1992. 5. 22. Photo by Huang Su-fang, National Taiwan Museum, from Huang (

Publication Details
Gracilaria arcuata Zanardini 1858: 265, pl. 5: fig. 2

Published in: Zanardini, J.[=G.] (1858 '1857'). Plantarum in mari Rubro hucusque collectarum enumerato (juvante A. Figari). Memoirie del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti 7: 209-309, pls III-XIV.

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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: Aquaba (Akaba), Jordan; (Silva & al. 1996: 155) Type: Museo Civico, Venice?; (Yoshida 1998: 813) Notes: Abott (1988, 1994) cites the Red Sea as the type locality.

Origin of Species Name
Participle A (Latin), curved, like a bow (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 22 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 04 March 2021

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