Gracilaria spinescens (Kützing) J. 1876
Gracilaria spinescens (Kützing) J.Agardh 1876: 418
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1876). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen tertium: de Florideis curae posteriores. Part 1. pp. [ii*-iii*], [i]-[viï], -724. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
Publication date: Apr-Aug 1876
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hydropuntia edulis (S.G.Gmelin) Gurgel & Fredericq
Sphaerococcus spinescens Kützing
Type locality: New Caledonia (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 546). Holotype: Vieillard; L 941,51-64 (barcode L 0055916) (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 546). Notes: Holotype: Vieillard #1924.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Millar & Prud'homme van Reine (2005: 546), Sphaerococcus spinescens Kützing 1868 is the basionym of this species, which is considered conspecific with the earlier G. edulis (S. Gmelin)Silva (Withell et al. 1994). According to Gurgel & Fredericq (2004), the latter is a synonym of Hydropuntia edulis (S. Gmelin) Gurgel & Fredericq.
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
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.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.
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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 17 September 2021.