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Halimeda copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham

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 copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham
en su hábitat natural, sobre pared rocosa. Foto: José Espinosa..

Halimeda copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham
Bonaire, Caribbean. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Halimeda copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham
Hideaway Island, Vanuatu; -18m on a vertical reef wall. 20 Jun 2005. Kyatt Dixon (kyattdixon@gmail.com). © Kyatt Dixon (kyattdixon@gmail.com).


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Halimeda copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham en su hábitat natural, sobre pared rocosa. Foto: José Espinosa.

Publication details
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.

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.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
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.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Jamaica (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 865).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Halimeda copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham)
Central America: Belize (Norris & Bucher 1982), Panama (Wysor & Kooistra 2003).

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).

Africa: Madagascar (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Coppejans, Leliaert & De Clerck 2000).

Indian Ocean Islands: Aldabra Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Maldives (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Seychelles (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

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).

Australia and New Zealand: Lord Howe Island (Millar & Kraft 1994), Papua New Guinea (Coppejans et al. 2001), Queensland (Lewis 1987).

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).

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.

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.

Created: 30 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 29 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Hillis-Colinvaux, L. (1969). Halimeda copiosa and Halimenda hederacea. Journal of Phycology 5: 88.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 February 2018.

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