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Gracilaria pacifica I.A.Abbott 1985

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gracilariales
Family Gracilariaceae
Subfamily Gracilarioideae
Tribe Gracilarieae
Genus Gracilaria


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Gracilaria pacifica I.A.Abbott
Northern California. 08 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).


Conferva perreptans Carmichael

Gracilaria pacifica I.A.Abbott Northern California
© Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org)

Publication details
Gracilaria pacifica I.A.Abbott 1985: 116, 119, figs 2-8

Published in: Abbott, I.A. (1985). New species of Gracilaria Grev.(Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) from California and Hawaii. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds) Vol.I, pp. 115-121. California Sea Grant College Program.

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

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

Type information
Type locality: Midway to southwest end of Stillwater Cove, Pebble Beach, Monterey County, California (Abbott 1985: 116). Holotype: I.A. Abbott; 8 July 1982; About 0.0 ft tide level near Rhodoglossum californicum flats (cystocarpic). UC Abbott #16141 (Abbott 1985: 116). Notes: For other material (Californian) and herbaria, see Abbott (1985: 116, 118).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to the Pacific Ocean.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gracilaria pacifica I.A.Abbott)
North America: Alaska (Scagel & al. 1989), British Columbia (Scagel & al. 1989), California (Abbott 1985, Abbott 1985, Scagel & al. 1989, Stewart 1991, Miller 2012), Gulf of California (Norris, Aguilar-Rosas & Pedroche 2017), Mexico (Pedroche & Sentíes 2020), Mexico (Atlantic) (García & al. 2020), Oregon (Hansen 1997), Washington (Scagel & al. 1989, Byrne et al. 2002, Gurgel et al. 2004, Murru & Sandgren 2004).

Key references
Abbott, I.A. (1985). Gracilaria from California: key 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. 97-99. California Sea Grant College Program.

Murru, M. & Sandgren, C.D. (2004). Habitat matters for inorganic carbon acquisition in 38 species of red macroalgae (Rhodophyta) from Puget Sound, Washington, USA. Journal of Phycology 40: 837-845, 2 figs, 1 table.

Created: 13 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 03 May 2010 by M.D. Guiry

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Garza-Sánchez, F., Zertuche-González, J.A. & Chapman, D.J. (2000). Effect of temperature and irradiance on the release, attachment and survival of spores of Gracilaria pacifica Abbott (Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 43: 205-212, 4 figs, 4 tables.
Naldi, M. & Wheeler, P.A. (1999). Changes in nitrogen pools in Ulva fenestrata (Chlorophyta) and Gracilaria pacifica (Rhodophyta) under nitrate and ammonium enrichment. Journal of Phycology 35: 70-77, 5 figs, 4 tables.
Naldi, M. & Wheeler, P.A. (2002). 15N measurements of ammonium and nitrate uptake by Ulva fenestrata (Chlorophyta) and Gracilaria pacifica (Rhodophyta): comparison of net nutrient disappearance, release of ammonium and nitrate, and 15N accumulation in algal tissue. Journal of Phycology 38: 135-144.
Oates, B.R. & Cole, K.M. (1994). Comparative studies on hair cells of two agarophyte red algae, Gelidium vagum (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) and Gracilaria pacifica (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 33: 420-433, 29 figs, 1 table.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 October 2021.

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