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Gracilaria smithsoniensis Gurgel, Fredericq & J.N.Norris 2004

Publication details
Gracilaria smithsoniensis Gurgel, Fredericq & J.N.Norris 2004: 187, fig. 10A-D

Published in: Gurgel, C.F.D., Fredericq, S. & Norris, J.N. (2004). Molecular systematics and taxonomy of flattened species of Gracilaria Greville (Gracilariaceae, Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from the Western Atlantic. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to the Pacific and other locations Volume IX. (Abbott, I.A. & McDermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 9, pp. 159-200.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria cearensis (A.B.Joly & Pinheiro) A.B.Joly & Pinheiro

Type information
Type locality: Galeta Point, Republic of Panama [Caribbean Panama] (Gurgel et al. 2004: 187). Holotype: M.E.Hay, MEH-991; 11 July1979; attached to coral rubble, 8-13 m depths, subtidal sand plain off Galeta Reef platform. US Alg. Coll. 29464 (Gurgel et al. 2004: 187). Notes: Isotypes: US Coll.- 204330; US Alg. Coll. 204331; US Alg. Coll.-204333.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Soares, L.P., Gurgel, C.F.D. & Fuji, M.T. (2015). Taxonomic reassessment of Gracilaria cearensis (Rhodophyta, Gracilariales), a poorly defined yet common flattened species based on morphological and molecular analysis including topotype collections. Phytotaxa 201(4): 241-255.

Key references
Abbott, I.A. & McDermid, K.J., Eds (2004). Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to the Pacific and other locations Volume IX. pp.xxii + 281 Honolulu: Hawaii Sea Grant College Program.

Gurgel, C.F.D., Fredericq, S. & Norris, J.N. (2004). Molecular systematics and taxonomy of flattened species of Gracilaria Greville (Gracilariaceae, Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from the Western Atlantic. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to the Pacific and other locations Volume IX. (Abbott, I.A. & McDermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 9, pp. 159-200.

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