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Gracilaria stellata I.A.Abbott, Zhang & B.M.Xia 1991

Publication details
Gracilaria stellata I.A.Abbott, Zhang & B.M.Xia 1991: 22

Published in: Abbott, I.A., Zhang, J. & Xia, B.M. (1991). Gracilaria mixta, sp. nov. and other western Pacific species of the genus (Rhodophyta: Gracilariaceae). Pacific Science 45: 12-27, 25 figs, 1 table.
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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.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), stellate, with narrow divisions radiating from the center like the rays of a star (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
New name for Polycavernosa divergens Xia & Abbott when it was transferred to Gracilaria, because the species name was already used in that genus (Abbott 1995: 193).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gracilaria stellata I.A.Abbott, Zhang & B.M.Xia)
South-east Asia: Philippines (Tseng & Xia 1999), Vietnam (Nguyen et al. 2013).

Asia: South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016).

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.

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