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Gracilaria subtilis (B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott) B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott 1991

Publication details
Gracilaria subtilis (B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott) B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott 1991: 23

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.

Polycavernosa subtilis B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott

Type information
Holotype locality: Middle Bank, Pinang, Malaysia (Xia & Abbott 1987: 414). Holotype (cystocarpic): 4 July 1984; growing on lines at pilot farm (algal). BISH Doty #32423 (Xia & Abbott 1987: 414). Notes: Isotyopes at AST and BISH.

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), fine, thin, delicate, fine, or precise.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polycavernosa subtilis B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott 1987
Hydropuntia subtilis (B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott) M.J.Wynne 1989

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polycavernosa subtilis B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott)
South-east Asia: Malaysia (Xia & Abbott 1987).

(as Gracilaria subtilis (B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott) B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott)
South-east Asia: Malaysia (Phang 1994, Silva & al. 1996, Tseng & Xia 1999).

Key references
Phang, S.-M. (1994). Some species of Gracilaria from Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.4, pp. 125-134. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College.

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