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Eucheuma serra (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1847

Publication details
Eucheuma serra (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1847: 16

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1847). Nya alger från Mexico. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Adademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 4: 5-17.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Eucheuma is Eucheuma spinosum J.Agardh.

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

Sphaerococcus serra J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: "Hab. in mari Indiae orientalis" [Mauritius] (Agardh 1841: 17). Type: LD 34664 [Kylin 1932: pl. 10: fig. 2] (Yoshida 1998: 802). Notes: The type locality, Mauritius was first recorded by Doty (1988: 180). He notes that the holotype for Sphaerococcus serra J. Agardh is believed to have been illustrated by Kylin (1932: pl. 10, fig. 21) as Agardh Herbarium Specimen No. 34664.

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), a saw (tool).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina serra (J.Agardh) Endlicher
Sphaerococcus serra J.Agardh 1841

Nomenclatural notes
Børgesen (1943: 43) cites this species as Eucheuma serra J. Agardh.

Distributional notes
Recorded from Java by Webeer-van Bosse (1928), the Ryukyus and Formosa by Yamada (1936) and Mauritius by Boergesen (1943) (fide Gabrielson & Kraft, 1984). - (17 Mar 2020) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Doty, M.S. (1988). Podromus ad systematica Eucheumatoideorum: a tribe of commercial seaweeds related to Eucheuma (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 159-207. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-018].

Gabrielson, P.W. & Kraft, G.T. (1985). The marine algae of Lord Howe Island (N.S.W.): the family Solieriaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Brunonia 7: 217-251, 17 figs.

Kylin, H. (1932). Die Florideenordung Gigartinales. Acta Universitatis Lundensis 28(8): 1-88, 22 figs, 28 pls.

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Kawakubo, A., Makino, H., Ohnishi, J.-I., Hirohara, H. & Hori, K. (1997). The marine red alga Eucheuma serra J. Agardh, a high yielding source of two isolectins. J. Appl. Phycol. 9: 331-338.
Nishihara, G.N. & Terada, R. (2010). Spatial variations in nutrient supply to the red algae Eucheuma serra (J. Agardh) J. Agardh. Phycological Research 58(1): 29-34.
Sahoo, D., Ohno, M. & Hiraoka, M. (2002). Laboratory, field and deep seawater culture of Eucheuma serra - a high lectin yielding red alga. Algae 17(2): 127-133, 1 fig, 3 tables.

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