Hydropuntia fisheri (B.M. & I.A. ) M.J. 1989
Hydropuntia fisheri (B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott) M.J.Wynne 1989: 477
Published in: Wynne, M.J. (1989). The re-instatement of Hydropuntia Montagne (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta). Taxon 38: 476-479.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria fisheri (B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott) I.A.Abbott, J.Zhang & B.M.Xia
Holotype locality: see below (Xia & Abbott 1987: 412). Holotype (cystocarpic): Jack Fisher; 28 June 1983; BISH Fisher #1087 (Xia & Abbott 1987: 412). Notes: Abbott (1988: 146) notes that the type material was purchased in a market in Malaysia [near Kota Bahru, Kelantan, on the eastern side of the Malay Peninsula] and is said to have come from Pattani. However, she also notes that Jack Fisher (pers. comm. 1987) has found that the exporter of seaweed comes from Pattani, but it is likely that the original material of P. fisheri came from Songkhla where the bulk of the species is found.
Polycavernosa fisheri B.M.Xia & I.A.Abbott 1987
Lyra et al. (2015) provided evidence based on molecular phylogeny tthat Hydropuntia was not a monophyletic genus, and proposed the merger of Hydropuntia with Gracilaria. - (20 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Lyra, G.D.M., Costa, E.D.S., Jesus, P.B. de, Matos, J.C.G. de, Caires, T.A., Oliveira, M.C., Oliveira, E.C., Xi, Z., Nunes, J.M.D.C. & Davis, C.C. (2015). Phylogeny of Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyte): evidence from plastid and mitochondrial nucleotide sequences. Journal of Phycology 51(2): 356-366.
Lewmanomont, K. (1994). The species of Gracilaria from Thailand. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.4, pp. 135-148. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-031].
Ohno, M., Terada, R. & Yamamoto, H. (1999). The species of Gracilaria from Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 99-111. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
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