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Gracilaria veloroae E.Y.Dawson 1944

Publication details
Gracilaria veloroae E.Y.Dawson 1944: 297, 438, 439, pl. 70: fig. 2 (left)

Published in: Dawson, E.Y. (1944). The marine algae of the Gulf of California. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 3: i-v, 189-432, pls 31-77.
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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: Off Isla Tiburón, Baja California, Mexico (Silva & al. 1996: 178). Type: Dawson 141a-40; 25 January 1940; At a depth of 4-30 m.. Herb. A. Hancock Foundation 37 (Dawson 1961: 215). Notes: Characteristically in the deep sublittoral (5)-25-79 meters.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Francisco Pedroche (pers. comm. April 2020) writes: "Schneider (1975, p. 645) considers G. veleroae synonymous with G. mammillaris; however, Norris (1985, p. 133) criticizes him for not having reviewed the G. veleroae type material and therefore he does not accept this synonym." - (14 Apr 2020) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Norris, J.N. (1985). Gracilaria and Polycavernosa from the Caribbean and Florida: key and list of the species of economic potential. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds) Vol.T-CSGCP-011, pp. 101-113. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College Program.

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.

Schneider, C.W. (1975). Taxonomic notes on Gracilaria mammillaris (Mont.) Howe and Graclaria veleroae Dawson (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales). Taxon 24: 643-646.

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