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Gracilaria debilis (Forsskål) Børgesen

Publication details
Gracilaria debilis (Forsskål) Børgesen 1932: 7

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1932). A revision of Forsskål's algae mentioned in Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica and found in his herbarium in the Botanical Museum of the University of Copenhagen. Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 8(2): 1-14, 4 figs, 1 plate.

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
Fucus debilis Forsskål

Type information
Type locality: Mokha (Al Mukha), Yemen (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 163). Holotype: P. Forsskål, No. 888; C (Forsskål herbarium) (Bird, Oliveira Filho & McLachlan 1986: fig. 2).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), weak.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus debilis Forsskål 1775
Polycavernosa debilis (Forsskål) Fredericq & J.N.Norris 1985

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina obtusa Greville ex J.Agardh 1852
Gymnogongrus javanicus Sonder 1854
Gracilaria obtusa (Greville ex J.Agardh) Harvey 1857
Sphaerococcus obtusus Kützing 1869
Ceramianthemum obtusum (Kützing) Kuntze 1891
Gracilaria fergusonii J.Agardh 1901

Taxonomic notes
According to Newton (1953: 412), the name Gracilaria wrightii has been misapplied to this species by several authors

Distributional notes
According to Bird et al. (1986), the correct name for the species reported as Gracilaria debilis in the tropical western Atlantic is G. cornea J. Agardh [Hydropuntia cornea (J. Agardh) M.J. Wynne]. - (31 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Bird, C.J., Oliveira Filho, E.C. de & McLachlan, J. (1986). Gracilaria cornea, the correct name for the western Atlantic alga hitherto known as G. debilis (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales). Canadian Journal of Botany 64: 2045-2051.

Fredericq, S. & Norris, J.N. (1985). Morphological studies on some tropical species of Gracilaria Grev. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta): taxonomic concepts based on reproductive morphology. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds), pp. 137-155. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program. Report T-CSGCP-011.

Lipkin, Y. & Silva, P.C. (2002). Marine algae and seagrasses of the Dahlak Archipelago, southern Red Sea. Nova Hedwigia 75(1-2): 1-90, 7 figs.

Pareek, M., Mishra, A. & Jha, B. (2010). Molecular phylogeny of Gracilaria species inferred from molecular markers belonging to three different genomes. Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1322-1328.

Created: 30 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 11 February 2011 by Wendy Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Bird, C.J., Oliveira Filho, E.C. de & McLachlan, J. (1986). Gracilaria cornea, the correct name for the western Atlantic alga hitherto known as G. debilis (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales). Canadian Journal of Botany 64: 2045-2051.
Goldstein, M.E. (1973). Regeneration and vegetative propagation of the agarophyte Gracilaria debilis (Forsskål) Børgesen (Rhodophyceae). Botanica Marina 16: 226-228.

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 September 2019.

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