Halimeda copiosa & E.A.Graham
Halimeda copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham Hideaway Island, Vanuatu; -18m on a vertical reef wall
Halimeda copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham 1967: 433, figs 1-10
Published in: Goreau, T.F. & Graham, E.A. (1967). A new species of Halimeda from Jamaica. Bulletin of Marine Science 17: 432-441, 10 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
South & Skelton (2003) cite Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) Lamouroux f. hederacea Barton 1901 and Halimeda hederacea (Barton) Colinvaux 1968 as synonyms of Halimeda copiosa Goreau & Graham 1967.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Jamaica (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 865).
Caribbean Islands: Caribbean (Littler & Littler 2000), Cayman Islands (Peach et al. 2017 ), Cuba (Suárez 2005, Gonzáles et al. 2014, Suárez, Martínez-Daranas & Alfonso 2014), Puerto Rico (Ballantine 1982).
Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).
South America: Venezuela (Ganesan 1990).
Asia: South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016).
South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014).
Pacific Islands: Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996, South & Skelton 2003), Guam (Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Hawaiian Islands (Abbott & Huisman, 2004), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003).
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.
Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. -264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.
Created: 30 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Hillis-Colinvaux, L. (1969). Halimeda copiosa and Halimenda hederacea. Journal of Phycology 5: 88.
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