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Gracilariopsis hommersandii Gurgel, Fredericq & J.N.Norris 2003

Publication details
Gracilariopsis hommersandii Gurgel, Fredericq & J.N.Norris 2003: 62, figs 17-23, 26-30

Published in: Gurgel, C.F.D, Fredericq, S. & Norris, J.N. (2003). Gracilariopsis silvana sp. nov., G. hommersandii sp. nov., and G. cata-luziana sp. nov., three new species of Gracilariaceae (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from the western Atlantic. Hidrobiologica 13: 57-68.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gracilariopsis is Gracilariopsis sjoestedtii (Kylin) E.Y.Dawson.

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

Type information
Type locality: Panama: Colón Province: Fort Randolph, Colón City, Bahía Limón (Gurgel, Fredericq & Norris 2003: 62). Holotype: Brian Wysor BW-00197; 26.iii.1999; US Alg. Coll. 204312 (Gurgel, Fredericq & Norris 2003: 62).

Eponomy
Named for Max H. Hommersand, American phycologist.

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Thalli flavi, saepe subrosei basi, interdum pallidivirides, erecti aut prostrati, 20-45 cm long., cartilaginei, graciles laevigatique, exorientes haptero discoideo. Plures thalli plerumque fasciculati simul eodem haptero inconspicuo. Thalli plerumque ramosi non profuse, saepe solum compositi axium linerarium rectorum ramis. Apices acuminati, uncinati vel compositi 1-4 unciformium ramulorum, 0.5-0.8 cm long, deorsum extensorum formatorum antea fractorum apicum crescentium. Interdum superae partes axium spiratae circum alios axes contiguos. Ramuli minuti retroanastomosantes axem formantes regiones locales circulares annuliformes.

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Key references
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.

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Gurgel, C.F.D, Fredericq, S. & Norris, J.N. (2003). Gracilariopsis silvana sp. nov., G. hommersandii sp. nov., and G. cata-luziana sp. nov., three new species of Gracilariaceae (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from the western Atlantic. Hidrobiologica 13: 57-68.

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