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Gracilaria minor (Sonder) Durairatnam 1961

Publication details
Gracilaria minor (Sonder) Durairatnam 1961: 64, pl. XIV: figs. 1-3

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.

Basionym
Corallopsis salicornia var. minor Sonder

Type information
Type locality: Cape York, Queensland, Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 175).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), smaller, inferior, lesser (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gracilaria salicornia var. minor (Sonder) Weber Bosse
Corallopsis salicornia var. minor Sonder 1871
Corallopsis minor (Sonder) J.Agardh 1876

Nomenclatural notes
Xia (1985) and Abbott (1995: 191) cite Gracilaria minor (Sonder) Durairatnam. Abbott (1988) and Abbott (1995: 192) cite Gracilaria minor Chang & Xia (Chang & Xia 1962).

Taxonomic notes
Included, as Corallopsis minor, in Gracilaria salicornia by Yoshida (1998: 822). According to Abbott (1995: 191), this is a synonym of Gracilaria salicornia (C. Agardh) Dawson. Abbott (1995: 192) cites Gracilaria minor (Sonder) Chang & Xia as a synonym of Gracilaria salicornia (C. Agardh) Dawson.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Corallopsis minor (Sonder) J.Agardh)
Indonesian: Boeloeng (Chapman & Chapman 1980).

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Key references
Abbott, I.A. (1995). A decade of species of Gracilaria (sensu lato). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 185-195. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Tsuda, R.T. (1985). Gracilaria from Micronesia: key, list and distribution of 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. 91-92. California Sea Grant College Program.

Xia, B.M. (1985). Gracilaria from China: key, list and distribution of 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. 71-76. California Sea Grant College Program.

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