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Halimeda minima (W.R.Taylor) Hillis-Colinvaux

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 minima (W.R.Taylor) Hillis-Colinvaux
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda minima (W.R.Taylor) Hillis-Colinvaux
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 13 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda minima (W.R.Taylor) Hillis-Colinvaux
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 25 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda minima (W.R.Taylor) Hillis-Colinvaux
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 16 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda minima (W.R.Taylor) Hillis-Colinvaux

 

Ceramium diaphanum f. corticatulum (Kylin) Sjöstedt

Halimeda minima (W.R.Taylor) Hillis-Colinvaux Palau Islands, West Pacific, 16 m deep
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
Halimeda minima (W.R.Taylor) Hillis-Colinvaux 1968: 32, figs 5, 6

Published in: Hillis-Colinvaux, L.W. (1968). New species of Halimeda: a taxonomic reappraisal. Journal of Phycology 4: 20-35.

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
Halimeda opuntia f. minima W.R.Taylor

Type information
Type locality: Bikini Lagoon, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950: 83). Holotype: W.R. Taylor 46-108; Dredged from 45-57 m depth . MICH (Taylor 1950: 83).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very little, very least (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Halimeda opuntia f. minima W.R.Taylor 1950

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

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.

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.

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. (2004). New records and notes on marine benthic algae of American Samoa - Chlorophyta & Phaeophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 291-312.

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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References
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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.

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