Gracilaria veleroae

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Gracilaria veleroae (as Gracilaria tenuifolia), fig. 1


Taxonavigation: Gracilariales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Rhodymeniophycidae
Ordo: Gracilariales

Familia: Gracilariaceae
Genus: Gracilaria
Species: Gracilaria veleroae


Gracilaria veleroae E.Y.Dawson, 1944

  • Type locality: Off the southern end of Isla Tiburon (near Isla Turner), Gulf of California. At a depth of 4-30 m.
  • Holotype: Dawson #141a-40; 1940-01-25; . Herb. A. Hancock Foundation 37.
  • Note: According to Abbott (1995), Gracilaria veleroae is a synonym of Gracilaria mamillaris (Montagne) Howe as treated by Schneider (1975).
  • The correct spelling is veleroae (not "veloroae"), see Dawson, p. 297.


  • Heterotypic
    • Gracilaria tenuifolia W.R.Taylor, 1945
      • Type locality: Brairhwaite Bay, I. Soccoro, Islas Revilla Gigedo, Mexico. Abundant as dredged at sta. 129 from 25–32 m.
      • Holotype: W.R. Taylor #34-13; 1934-01-02; Hancock Foundation. (tetrasporic and cystocarpic).


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