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Balliella repens Huisman & Kraft

Publication details
Balliella repens Huisman & Kraft 1984: 77, figs 16-26

Published in: Huisman, J.M. & Kraft, G.T. (1984). The genus Balliella Itono & Tanaka (Rhodophyta: Ceramiaceae) from eastern Australia. Journal of Phycology 20: 73-82.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Balliella is Balliella crouanioides (Itono) Itono & Tak.Tanaka.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), creeping, prostrate and rooting (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
May be closely related to Balliella subcorticata Itono (see Athanasiadis, 1996: 43).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Tryon Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia (23°15' S, 151°46' E) (Athanasiadis 1996: 43). Holotype: A.W.D. Larkum; 13-VII-1974; 10 m depth. MELU 24203 (Athanasiadis 1996: 43).

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Morphology and classification of the Ceramioideae (Rhodophyta) based on phylogenetic principles. Opera Botanica 127: 1-221.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

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