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Halimeda discoidea Decaisne

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Halimedaceae
Genus Halimeda

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Halimeda discoidea Decaisne
en su hábitat natural, en la zona Habana-Matanzas, sobre fondo rocoso. Foto: Ángel Fernández..

Halimeda discoidea Decaisne
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda discoidea Decaisne
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 2 m deep, sunny place. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda discoidea Decaisne
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep in the shade. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda discoidea Decaisne
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep in the shade. 29 Oct 1995. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda discoidea Decaisne
1, 4. Habit (Nhatrang Bay, Vietnam). 2. Longitudinal section of segment. 3 Surface view of utricles (after decalcification).. 29 Feb 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru). © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Halimeda discoidea Decaisne
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Halimeda discoidea Decaisne
Cassini Island, north Kimberley, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Halimeda discoidea Decaisne
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Halimeda discoidea Decaisne
Sri Lanka. R.D.A. Gunasekara. © R.D.A. Gunasekara & Eric Coppejans (Eric.Coppejans@ugent.be).

 

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Halimeda discoidea Decaisne en su hábitat natural, en la zona Habana-Matanzas, sobre fondo rocoso. Foto: Ángel Fernández.
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Publication details
Halimeda discoidea Decaisne 1842: 102

Published in: Decaisne, J. (1842). Mémoire sur les corallines ou polypiers calcifères [la seconde partie du "Essais sur une classification des algues et des polypiers calcifères de Lamourous"]. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Seconde Série 18: 96-128.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Halimeda is Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), discoid.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Halimeda discoidea var. platyloba Børgesen 1911

Distributional notes
The type locality is stated to be 'Kamtschatka', an area that would be far too cold to support this tropical and subtropical species.

Habitat notes
Widespread in all warm seas. In Chondrophycus papillosus community on rock flat, ca. 20cm below low water; with many epiphytes, especially on lower, older parts (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (23 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Kamtschatka" (Decaisne 1842: 102). Notes: As Kamchatka is not likely to be a source for the type material, its true provenance is unkown. (See Hillis, 1959: 353; Hillis-Colinvaux, 1980: 138; Lipkin & Silva, 2002: 68).

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Key references
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

Beach, K.S., Borgeas, H.B. & Smith, C.M. (2006). Ecophysiological implications of the measurement of transmittance and reflectance of tropical macroalgae. Phycologia 45: 450-457.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Dong, M.L. & Tseng, C.K. (1980). Studies on some marine green algae from the Xisha Islands, Guangdong Province, China. II. Studia Marina Sinica 17: 1-10, pl. I. [in Chinese and English (pp. 9-10)]

Huisman, J.M. & Verbruggen, H. (2015). Halimedaceae. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 123-139. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Lam, D.W. & Zechman, F.W. (2006). Phylogenetic analyses of the Bryopsidales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) based on RUBISCO large subunit gene sequences. Journal of Phycology 42: 669-678.

Noble, J.M. & Kraft, G.T. (2007). Halimedaceae Halimeda. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 1. Green algae. (Kraft, G.T. Eds), pp. 189-221. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study & CSIRO Publishing.

Norris, J.N. (2010). Marine algae of the Northern Gulf of California: Chlorophyta and Phaeophyceae. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 94: i-x, 1-276.

Pedroche, F.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar-Rosas, R. (2005). Catálogo de las algas marinas bentónicas del Pacífico de México. I. Chlorophycota. pp. i-viii, 17-146. Ensenada, México: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Pongparadon, S., Zuccarello, G.C., Phang, S.-M., Kawai, H., Hanyuda, T. & Prathep, A. (2015). Diversity of Halimeda (Chlorophyta) from the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Phycologia 54(4): 349-366.

Schneider, C.W. & Lane, C.E. (2007). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 8. Further additions to the flora, including Griffithsia aestivana sp. nov. (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) and an update on the alien Cystoseira compressa (Sargassaceae, Heterokontophyta). Botanica Marina 50: 128-140.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Titlyanov, E.A. & Titlyanov, T.V. (2012). Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation. pp. [1]-376, many col. photographs. Vladivostok: Dalnauka & A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [in Russian]

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References
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Stark, L.M., Almodovar, L. & Krauss, R.W. (1969). Factors affecting the rate of calcification in Halimeda opuntia (L.) Lamouroux and Halimeda discoidea Decaisne. Journal of Phycology 5: 305-312.

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