Gracilaria pygmaea V.J. , nom. illeg. 1979
Gracilaria pygmaea V.J.Chapman 1979: 296, fig. 82a, b, nom. illeg.
Published in: Chapman, V.J. (1979). Issue 4: Gigartinales. In: The marine algae of New Zealand. Part III. Rhodophyceae. (Chapman, V.J. Eds), pp. 279-506. Lehre: Cramer.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria pulvinata Skottsberg
Type locality: Ringdove Bay, Antipodes Islands, New Zealand (Chapman 1979: 297). Holotype: WELT A.7814 (Chapman 1979: 297).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pygmy, dwarf (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: later homonym of Gracilaria pygmaea Børgesen, 1937. - (23 Jul 2011) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Nelson, W.A. & Dalen, J. (2014). Taxonomic notes on the New Zealand macroalgal flora: synonymic checklist of the red algal order Gracilariales with selection of lectotypes and description of a new species. New Zealand Journal of Botany 52(2): 236-244.
Created: 01 January 2005 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 15 August 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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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 12 May 2021.