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Halimeda opuntia f. triloba (Decaisne) J.Agardh 1887

Publication details
Halimeda opuntia f. triloba (Decaisne) J.Agardh 1887: 84-85

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1887). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Femte afdelningen.). Acta Universitatis Lundensis 23(2): 1-174, 5 plates.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux

Basionym
Halimeda triloba Decaisne

Type information
Lectotype locality: China Sea (Silva & al. 1996: 871). Notes: Silva et al. recommend consulting Barton (1901: expl. pl. II: fig. 20) for further information concerning the lectotype locality of this species.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Halimeda opuntia f. triloba (Decaisne) J.Agardh)
Central America: Belize (Littler & Littler 1997), Panama (Wysor & Kooistra 2003).

Caribbean Islands: Caribbean (Littler & Littler 2000), Cuba (Cabrera, Moreira & Suárez 2004, Suárez 2005).

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

South-west Asia: Sri Lanka (Børgesen 1936).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014).

Asia: China (Tseng 1984), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950, Dawson 1957).

Source of current name
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.

Key references
Barton, E.S. (1901). The genus Halimeda. Siboga-Expeditie Monographe LX. pp. 1-32, 2 figs, 4 pls. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Yamada, Y. (1941). [On the species of Halimeda from Micronesia]. Kagaku Nanyõ 4: 108-121, 15 figs. [in Japanese]

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