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Gracilaria cervicornis (Turner) J.Agardh 1852

Publication details
Gracilaria cervicornis (Turner) J.Agardh 1852: 592, 604

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1852). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumis secundi: Algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 2. pp. 577-700 [701-720, Addenda and Index]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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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.

Fucus cervicornis Turner

Type information
Type locality: West Indies [Jamaica] (Lyra & al. 2016: 105). Lectotype: Dr Wright; BM 000936191 (Lyra & al. 2016: 1005).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Gracilaria

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus cervicornis Turner 1808
Sphaerococcus cervicornis (Turner) C.Agardh 1817
Rhodymenia cervicornis (Turner) Montagne 1842

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gracilaria acanthophora P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1865
Gracilaria patens var. gracilis P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1865

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Fredericq, S. & Norris, J.N. (1985). Morphological studies on some tropical species of Gracilaria Grev. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta): taxonomic concepts based on reproductive morphology. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds), pp. 137-155. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program. Report T-CSGCP-011.

Gurgel, C.F.D., Norris, J.N., Schmidt, W.E., Le, H.N. & Fredericq, S. (2018). Systematics of the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta) including new subfamilies, tribes, subgenera, and two new genera, Agarophyton gen. nov. and Crassa gen. nov. Phytotaxa 374(1): 1-23.

Lyra, G. de M., Nunes, J.M. de C., Pestana, E.M. dos S., Matos, J.C.G de, Caires, T.A., Jesus, P.B. de, Costa, E.S. & Oliviera, M.C. (2021). Diversity fo Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyta) in Brazil: integrating morphological and molecular data. Phytotaxa 496: 1-53, 15 figs, 1 table, 2 Supplementary tables .

Lyra, G.D.M., Gurgel, C.F.D., Costa, E.D.S., de Jesus, P.B., Oliveira, M.C., Oliveira, E.C., Davis, C.C. & Nunes, J.M.D.C. (2016). Delimitating cryptic species in the Gracilaria domingensis complex (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) using molecular and morphological data. J. Phycol. 52(6): 997-1017, 9 fig., 1 table.

Norris, J.N. (1985). Gracilaria and Polycavernosa from the Caribbean and Florida: key and list of the species of economic potential. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds) Vol.T-CSGCP-011, pp. 101-113. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College Program.

Núñez Resendiz, M.L., Dreckmann, K.M., Sentíes, A., Wynne, M.J. Tejera, H.L. (2019). Marine red algae (Rhodophyta) of economic use in the algal drifts from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Phytotaxa 387(3): 219-240, 3 tables, 64 figs.

Oliveira Filho, E.C. de, Bird, C.J. & McLachlan, J. (1983). The genus Gracilaria (Rhodophyta, Gigartiales) in the western Atlantic, Gracilaria domingensis, G. cervicornis, and G. ferox. Canadian Journal of Botany 61: 2999-3008, 17 figs, 1 table.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

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Oliveira Filho, E.C. de, Bird, C.J. & McLachlan, J. (1983). The genus Gracilaria (Rhodophyta, Gigartiales) in the western Atlantic, Gracilaria domingensis, G. cervicornis, and G. ferox. Canadian Journal of Botany 61: 2999-3008, 17 figs, 1 table.
Sosa, P.A., Cabrera-Pérez, M.A. & Garcia-Reina, G. (1996). Genetic variation ofGracilaria cervicornis (Rhodophyta) gametophytes from the Canary Islands. European Journal of Phycology 31: 143-147, 1 fig, 4 tables.

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