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Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville 1830

Publication details
Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville 1830: liv, 125

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
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Publication date: Feb.-March 1830

Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria bursa-pastoris (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva

Sphaerococcus compressus C.Agardh

Type information
Syntype localities: Cadíz, Spain (Gargiulo, De Masi & Tripodi 1992: 57). Lectotype: Cabrera; herb. alg. Agardh, LD 28984 (Gargiulo, De Masi & Tripodi 1992: 57). Notes: Lectotype selected by C.J. Bird in 1979.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flattened, usually laterally (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Giaccone 1978), Britain (Newton 1931), France (Breizh) (Feldmann 1954), Greece (Diannelidis 1953, Haritonidis & Tsekos 1976, Tsekos & Haritonidis 1977), Italy (Giaccone 1969, Marconi et al. 2011), Portugal (Ardré 1970), Spain (Miranda 1936).

North America: Florida (Taylor 1960), Gulf of California (Dawson 1944), Mexico (Taylor 1960), Texas (Taylor 1960).

Caribbean Islands: Jamaica (Taylor 1960), Lesser Antilles (Taylor 1960), Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).

South America: Brazil (Taylor 1930, Taylor 1960, Oliveira Filho 1977), Colombia (Taylor 1960).

Africa: Ethiopia (Papenfuss 1968), Morocco (Dangeard 1949).

Middle East: Egypt (Aleem 1993), Israel (Einav & Israel 2008).

South-west Asia: Lebanon (Lakkis 2013).

Asia: China (Hainan Island) (Titlyanov & al. 2016), Japan (Segawa 1981), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Bostock & Holland 2010).

Key references
Abbott, I.A. (1985). Gracilaria from the Philippines: list and distribution of the species. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with Reference to Some Pacific and Caribbean Species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds) Vol.I, pp. 89-90.

Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.

Weber-van Bosse, A. (1913). Marine algae. Rhodophyceae, of the "Sealark" Expedition, collected by Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M.A.. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Second Series, Botany 8: 105-142, 1 fig, pls 12-14.

Created: 05 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 01 December 2012 by M.D. Guiry

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Calabrese, G. & Felicini, G.P. (1973). Research on red algal pigments. 5. The effect of the intensity of white and green light on the rate of photosynthesis and its relationship to pigment components in Gracilaria compressa (C. Ag.) Grev. (Rhodophyceae, Gigartinales). Phycologia 12: 195-199, 1 fig, 2 tables.
Steentoft, M., Irvine, L.M. & Bird, C.J. (1991). Proposal to conserve the type of Gracilaria, nom. cons., as G. compressa and its lectotypification (Rhodophyta: Gracilariaceae). Taxon 40: 663-666.
Wu, H., Shin, S.K., Jang, S., Yarish, C. & Kim, J.K. (2018). Growth and nutrient bioextraction of Gracilaria chorda, G. vermiculophylla, Ulva prolifera, and U. compressa under hypo- and hyper-osmotic conditions. Algae. An International Journal of Algal Researche 33(4): 329-340.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 January 2021.

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