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Gracilaria vieillardii P.C.Silva

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gracilariales
Family Gracilariaceae
Subfamily Gracilarioideae
Tribe Gracilarieae
Genus Gracilaria


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Gracilaria vieillardii P.C.Silva
James Price Point, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Gracilaria vieillardii P.C.Silva
KwaZulu-Natal. Heroen Verbruggen. © Heroen Verbruggen (heroen.verbruggen@gmail.com).


Caulerpa fastigiata f. minor Weber Bosse

Gracilaria vieillardii P.C.Silva KwaZulu-Natal
© Heroen Verbruggen (heroen.verbruggen@gmail.com)

Publication details
Gracilaria vieillardii P.C.Silva in P.C.Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987: 44

Published in: Silva, P.C., Meñez, E.G. & Moe, R.L. (1987). Catalog of the benthic marine algae of the Philippines. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Sciences 27: [i-ii] iii-iv, 1-179, 2 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.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Gracilaria

Named for Eugène Vieillard (1819-1896), a French naval surgeon and naturalist who collected in New Caledonia and Tahiti and was director of the Jardin Botanique de Caen.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus denticulatus Kützing 1869
Gracilaria denticulata (Kützing) Weber Bosse 1928

Nomenclatural notes
Gracilaria vieillardii P.C.Silva is a replacement name for G. denticulata Weber-van Bosse, a later homonym of G. denticulata F.Schmitz ex Mazza (1907: 138).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
see Sphaerococcus denticulata Kützing Notes: Holotype: L00560093 (Lin et al. 2012).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sphaerococcus denticulatus Kützing)
Pacific Islands: New Caledonia (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005).

(as Gracilaria denticulata (Kützing) Weber Bosse)
Asia: Japan (Yamamoto 1985), Taiwan (Chiang 1985).

(as Gracilaria vieillardii P.C.Silva)
Africa: Eritrea (Ateweberhan & Prud'homme van Reine 2005), Kenya (Coppejans, Leliaert & De Clerck 2000, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Tronchin & De Clerck 2005, Iyer et al 2005).

Middle East: Iran (Kokabi & Yousefzadi 2015).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Tseng & Xia 1999, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012), Philippines (Abbott 1994, Tseng & Xia 1999, Kraft et al. 1999, Lin et al. 2012 , Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014), Singapore (Pham & al. 2011), Vietnam (Tseng & Xia 1999, Nguyen et al. 2013).

Asia: China (Tseng & Xia 1999), Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Tseng & Xia 1999, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016), Taiwan (Huang 2000, Shao 2003-2014, Gurgel et al. 2004, Anon. 2012, Anon. 2012).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), Papua New Guinea (Coppejans & Millar 2000), Western Australia (Huisman 2018).

Pacific Islands: Fiji (South & Skelton 2003), New Caledonia (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005, Payri 2007, Lin et al. 2012).

Key references
Abbott, I.A. (1994). New records and a reassessment of Gracilaria (Rhodophyta) from the Philippines. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.4, pp. 111-118. Calif. Sea Grant College.

Gurgel, C.F.D., Norris, J.N., Schmidt, W.E., Le, H.N. & Fredericq, S. (2018). Systematics of the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta) including new subfamilies, tribes, subgenera, and two new genera, Agarophyton gen. nov. and Crassa gen. nov. Phytotaxa 374(1): 1-23.

Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Iyer, R., Tronchin, E.M., Bolton, J.J. & Coyne, V.E. (2005). Molecular systematics of the Gracilariaceae (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) with emphasis on Southern Africa. Journal of Phycology 41: 672-684.

Millar, A.J.K. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2005). Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kützing. Phycologia 44: 536-549.

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