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Gracilaria johnstonii Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1924

Publication details
Gracilaria johnstonii Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1924: 752, 753, pl. 22: figs. 11-14 and pl. 60.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria textorii (Suringar) Hariot

Type information
Type locality: Isla Partida, Gulf of California. (Setchell & Gardner 1924: 753). Type: Ivan M. Johnston (No. 62); July; Growing on rocks in the upper sublittoral belt. Herb. Calif. Uni. Sci. 1354 (Setchell & Gardner 1924: 753).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gracilaria johnstonii Setchell & N.L.Gardner)
North America: Baja California (Taylor 1945), Gulf of California (Dawson 1944, Taylor 1945).

South America: Galápagos Islands (Taylor 1945).

Source of current name
Setchell, W.A. & Gardner, N.L. (1924). XXIX Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences to the Gulf of California in 1921. The marine algae. Proceedings of the California Academy of Science, Fourth Series 12(29): 695-949, pls 12-88, map.

Key references
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.

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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