Grateloupia huertana Mateo-Cid, Mendoza-González & Gavio 2005

Publication Details
Grateloupia huertana Mateo-Cid, Mendoza-González & Gavio 2005: 11, figs 1-42

Published in: Mateo-Cid, L.E., Mendoza-González, A.C., Gavio, B. & Fredericq, S. (2005). Grateloupia huertana sp. nov. (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta), a peculiar new prostrate species from tropical Pacific Mexico. Phycologia 44: 4-16.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Grateloupia is Grateloupia filicina (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh.

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

Type Information
Holotype locality: Masunte, Oaxaca, Mexico; (Mateo-Cid & al.: 11) Holotype: Mateo-Cid and Mendoza-González; 13 May 1999; ENCB; 15807

General Environment
This is a marine species.

The thallus is greenish to red-purple, lacking a stipe, entirely prostrate, fleshy-cartilaginous and slippery in texture. Older thalli vary in thickness and are of indefinite outline, consisting of overlapping blades, 1.5–2 cm broad, forming rosette-like clumps ~ 5.0 cm in diameter. The entire ventral blade surface acts as a single expanded holdfast conforming in shape to the topography of the substratum to which it attaches by means of small basal discs. Single juvenile blades comprise irregularly spreading lobes that become perforated, 0.5(1) cm broad and 3(5) cm long. The margins are generally thinner and may produce a few to numerous pinnules or rounded proliferations. Cystocarps are scattered and restricted to the dorsal surfaces. Thalli become cartilaginous upon drying.

Intertidal to upper sublittoral, epilithic on rocks and attached to dead coral, 0.5–3.0 m depth.

Created: 06 May 2005 by Fabio Rindi.

Last updated: 23 May 2009

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 23 May 2009. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 May 2024

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