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Gracilaria megaspora (E.Y.Dawson) Papenfuss 1967

Publication details
Gracilaria megaspora (E.Y.Dawson) Papenfuss 1967: 100

Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1967). Notes on algal nomenclature - V. Various Chlorophyceae and Rhodophyceae. Phykos 5: 95-105.

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
Gracilariopsis megaspora E.Y.Dawson

Type information
Type locality: Bahía San Carlos, near Ensenada San Francisco, Sonora, Mexico (Silva & al. 1996: 181). Holotype: Dawson ,1880; May 17, 1946; Floating in a shallow, sandy lagoon. Herb. a. Hannock foundation 4521 (Dawson 1961: 217). Notes: Distribution is only known from the type material (Silva et al. 1996).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gracilariopsis megaspora E.Y.Dawson 1949

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Norris, J.N. (1985). Studies on Gracilaria Grev. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Gulf of California, Mexico. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds) Vol.I, pp. 123-135. 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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