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Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux

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 opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
en su hábitat natural, en la zona Habana-Matanzas, sobre el arrecife. Foto: Ángel Fernández.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 4 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
1. Fragment. Plant in aquarium, My Hoa, Vietnam.. 29 Feb 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru). © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Browse Island, Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Cassini Island, north Kimberley, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Bonaire, Caribbean. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

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Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux Cassini Island, north Kimberley, Western Australia
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux 1816: 308

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1816). Histoire des polypiers coralligènes flexibles, vulgairement nommés zoophytes. pp. [i]-lxxxiv, chart, [1]-560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.
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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.

Basionym
Corallina opuntia Linnaeus

Type information
Lectotype locality: Jamaica (Hillis-Colinvaux 1980: 111). Notes: See Hillis (1959: 361) for further information on the lectotype locality of this species.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Halimeda opuntia f. typica (Linnaeus) J.Agardh
Corallina opuntia Linnaeus 1758
Halimeda opuntia var. typica W.R.Taylor 1928

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Halimeda opuntia var. triloba (Decaisne) Barton
Flabellaria multicaulis Lamarck 1813
Halimeda multicaulis (Lamarck) J.V.Lamouroux 1816
Fucus prolifer M.Blanco 1837
Halimeda triloba Decaisne 1842
Halimeda opuntia f. triloba (Decaisne) J.Agardh 1887
Halimeda cordata J.Agardh 1887
Halimeda opuntia f. cordata (J.Agardh) E.S.Barton 1901

Habitat notes
Widespread in all warm waters. On rock from about mean sea level down to 2 m (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (23 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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)]

Hillis-Colinvaux, L. (1980). Ecology and taxonomy of Halimeda: primary producer of coral reefs. Advances in Marine Biology 17: 1-327, 104 figs, XXXIV tables.

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.

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.

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.

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]

Verbruggen, H., De Clerck, O., Cocquyt, E., Kooistra, W.H.C.F. & Coppejans, E. (2005). Morphometric taxonomy of siphonous green algae: a methodological study within the genus Halimeda (Bryopsidales). Journal of Phycology 41: 126-139.

Yamada, Y. (1941). [On the species of Halimeda from Micronesia]. Kagaku Nanyõ 4: 108-121, 15 figs. [in Japanese]

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References
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Carpenter, B.G., Rogers, D.J., Gibbs, R., Carabot, A., Andrade, E. & Medina, G. (1990). A novel lectin from the green alga Halimeda opuntia. British Phycological Journal 25: 85.
Kooistra, W.H.C.F. & Verbruggen, H. (2005). Genetic patterns in the calcified tropical seaweeds Halimeda opuntia, H. distorta, H. hederacea and H. minima (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) provide insights in species boundaries and interoceanic dispersal. Journal of Phycology 41: 177-187.
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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