Gracilaria veleroae

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
Subfamilia: Gracilarioideae
Tribus: Gracilarieae
Genus: Gracilaria
Species: Gracilaria veleroae



Gracilaria veleroae E.Y.Dawson, 1944: 297, 438, 439, pl. 70: fig. 2 (left)

  • 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: 234, pl. 78: fig. 1
      • 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).



Primary references

  • Dawson, E.Y. 1944. The marine algae of the Gulf of California. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 3: i–v, 189–432, pls 31–77. Reference page
  • Taylor, W.R. 1945. Pacific marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expeditions to the Galapagos Islands. Hancock Pacific Expeditions. 12: i–iv, 1–528, 3 figs, 100 pls. Online BHL Hathitrust Reference page
  • Abbott, I.A. 1995. A decade of species of Gracilaria (sensu lato). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 185–195. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System. Reference page
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2024. Gracilaria veleroae. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 2024-02-02.
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