Gracilaria gigas Harvey 1860

Publication Details
Gracilaria gigas Harvey 1860: 331

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1860). Characters of new algae, chiefly from Japan and adjacent regions, collected by Charles Wright in the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Captain James Rodgers. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4: 327-335.

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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: Shimoda; (Masuda & al. 1995: 196) Lectotype: C. Wright; TCD; (Masuda & al. 1995: 196, fig. 16, right-hand specimen)

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latin), A giant (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 30 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 February 2010

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 February 2010. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 April 2024

 
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