Halopeltis prostrata G.W.
Halopeltis prostrata G.W.Saunders in G.W.Saunders & B.McDonald 2010: 662, fig. 50-58
Published in: Saunders, G.W. & McDonald, B. (2010). DNA barcoding reveals multiple overlooked Australian species of the red algal order Rhodymeniales (Florideophyceae), with resurrection of Halopeltis J. Agardh and description of Pseudohalopeltis gen. nov. Botany 88: 639-667, 73 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), prostrate.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Blades prostrate, red, submerged in and emergent from sponges and other invertebrates in shallow (<6 m) water. Blades typically stipitate where proliferous from older blades, forming complex branched thalli, the individual blades typically dichotomous. Individual ramets typically to 10 cm in length, blades 0.4–0.9 cm wide near apices. Cystocarps hemispherical to highly constricted at the base; up to 1400 µm (1.4 mm) wide; flattened at the ostiolate apex; cells of mesh-like network in the pericarp typically rounded, not stretched and stellate. Tetrasporangia 25–35 µm wide by 35–45 µm high.
Holotype locality: Flinders Jetty (–38.46678°, 145.01678°), Victoria, Australia (Saunders & McDonald 2010: 662). Holotype: G.W. Saunders; 16 September 2004; - 4 m on jetty piling.. UNB GWS001592 (Saunders & McDonald 2010: 662). Notes: HOLOTYPE BARCODE: HM033044.
Created: 26 March 2011 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 14 December 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 July 2019.