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Rhipiliopsis gracilis Kraft 1986

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Rhipiliaceae
Genus Rhipiliopsis

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Rhipiliopsis gracilis Kraft
Heron Island, Queensland; scale 25 mm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Rhipiliopsis gracilis Kraft
Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

 

Epipyxis utriculus var. tabellaria (Lemmermann) G.M.Smith

Rhipiliopsis gracilis Kraft Heron Island, Queensland; scale 25 mm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Rhipiliopsis gracilis Kraft 1986: 55, figs 17-21

Published in: Kraft, G.T. (1986). The green algal genera Rhipiliopsis A. & E.S. Gepp and Rhipiella gen. nov. (Udoteaceae, Bryopsidales) in Australia and the Philippines. Phycologia 25: 47-72, 54 figs, 1 table.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhipiliopsis is Rhipiliopsis peltata (J.Agardh) A.Gepp & E.Gepp.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: "The Canyons", Heron Island, Australia (Coppejans & al. 2001: 424). Holotype: G.T. Kraft, C.O'Brien & R.W. Ricker; 18 Mar. 1985; abundant on encrusting Corallinaceae in pockets and crevices in the vertical reef face, . MELU GBR-16136 (Kraft 2007: 246).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1985).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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

Kraft, G.T. (2007). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 1. Green algae. pp. [i]-vi, 1-347, 110 text-figs; 11 pls. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study & CSIRO Publishing.

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