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Predaea weldii Kraft & I.A.Abbott

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Nemastomatales
Family Nemastomataceae
Genus Predaea


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Predaea weldii Kraft & I.A.Abbott
scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Predaea weldii Kraft & I.A.Abbott
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


Conferva albida Hudson

Predaea weldii Kraft & I.A.Abbott Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Predaea weldii Kraft & I.A.Abbott 1971: 194, figs 1-15

Published in: Kraft, G.T. & Abbott, I.A. (1971). Predaea weldii, a new species of Rhodophyta from Hawaii, with an evaluation of the genus. Journal of Phycology 7: 194-202.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Predaea is Predaea masonii (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) De Toni fil..

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

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) cite Predaea pusilla (Berthold) Feldmann as a synonym of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Kaneohe Bay, Oahu Island, Hawaii (Kraft 1984: 15). Holotype: BISH K1280E (Kraft 1984: 15).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Predaea weldii Kraft & I.A.Abbott)
Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (John et al. 2004).

Caribbean Islands: Puerto Rico (Schils & Coppejans 2002).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

South America: Colombia (Díaz-Pulido & Díaz-Ruíz 2003), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Venezuela (Schils & Coppejans 2002).

Africa: South Africa (Schils & Coppejans 2002).

Indian Ocean Islands: Réunion (Zubia et al.).

South-west Asia: Oman (Schils & Coppejans 2002, Wynne 2018), Yemen (Gabriel et al. 2009).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012).

Australia and New Zealand: Houtman Abrolhos (Huisman 1997), Lord Howe Island (Lewis 1984, Millar & Kraft 1993), Papua New Guinea (Coppejans & Millar 2000, Gabriel et al. 2009), Queensland (Lewis 1984, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010), Western Australia (Huisman & Borowitzka 2003, Huisman et al. 2009, Huisman 2018).

Pacific Islands: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Easter Island (Santelices & Abbott 1987, Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996, Schils & Coppejans 2002, South & Skelton 2003, Littler & Littler 2003), French Polynesia (N'Yeurt & Payri 2010), Hawaiian Islands (HI) (Magruder & Hunt 1979, Abbott 1999, Schils & Coppejans 2002, Skelton & South 2007, Huisman, Abbott & Smith 2007), Jarvis I. & Kingman Reef (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003), New Caledonia (Payri 2007, Gabriel et al. 2009), Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Tsuda 2014), Samoa (Skelton & South 2007), Wallis & Futuna Is. (Gabriel et al. 2009).

Key references
Ballantine, D.L. & Aponte, N.E. (1997). Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico. VI. Additions to the flora. Botanica Marina 40: 39-44, 9 figs.

Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. 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.

Kraft, G.T. (1984). The red algal genus Predaea (Nemastomataceae, Gigartinales) in Australia. Phycologia 23: 3-20, 43 figs.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2010). Marine algal flora of French Polynesia III. Rhodophyta, with additions to the Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 31: 3-205.

Schils, T. & Coppejans, E. (2002). Gelatinous red algae of the Arabian Sea, including Platoma heteromorphum sp. nov. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 41: 254-267.

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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Kraft, G.T. & Abbott, I.A. (1971). Predaea weldii, a new species of Rhodophyta from Hawaii, with an evaluation of the genus. Journal of Phycology 7: 194-202.

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