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Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux 1816

Classification:
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 tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
Okha, Devbhoomi Dwarka district, Gujarat state, India. 11 Jul 2019. Haresh Kalasariya (hareshahir22@gmail.com). © Haresh Kalasariya.

Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
en su hábitat natural, en la zona Habana- Matanzas, sobre el arrecife. Foto: Ángel Fernández.

Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
1. Subsurface utricles each bearing three surface utricles. 2. Surface view of outermost utricles. 3. Habit (Sesoko Island, Okinawa, Japan), May 2005. © E.A.Titlyanov et al..

Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain. 31 Aug 2014. Isabel Rubio Perez. © marmenormarmayor.es.

Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain. 11 Sep 2014. Isabel Rubio Perez " . © marmenormarmayor.es.

Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
1. Subsurface utricles each bearing three surface utricles. 2. Surface view of outermost utricles. 3. Habit (Sesoko Island, Okinawa, Japan).. 29 Feb 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru). © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
Selce, northern Croatia. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
KwaZulu-Natal. Heroen Verbruggen. © Heroen Verbruggen (heroen.verbruggen@gmail.com).

Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
Mbweni, Zanzibar; lower intertidal pools on sheltered back-reef. 05 Apr 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
Area of Romito, near Livorno, Italy; -15 m depth. Habit of reproductive specimens. David Balata (david.balata@ucd.ie). © David Balata (david.balata@ucd.ie).

 

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Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux en su hábitat natural, en la zona Habana- Matanzas, sobre el arrecife. Foto: Ángel Fernández
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Publication details
Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux 1816: 309

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1816). Histoire des polypiers coralligènes flexibles, vulgairement nommés zoophytes. pp. [i]-lxxxiv, chart, [1]-560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Halimeda.

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

Basionym
Corallina tuna J.Ellis & Solander

Type information
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea (Silva & al. 1996: 872).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Corallina tuna J.Ellis & Solander 1768
Halimeda tuna var. typica W.R.Taylor 1928

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Halimeda platydisca Decaisne 1842
Halimeda tuna var. albertisii Piccone 1883
Halimeda tuna f. albertisii (Piccone) De Toni 1889
Halimeda tuna f. platydisca (Decaisne) E.S.Barton 1901

Nomenclatural notes
"Tuna" is a noun, a Spanish name for the Prickyl-Pear cactus (Opuntia). It may have origins in the Taino language of the Caribbean. - (2 Jun 2020) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., & Alongi, G. (2014). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Chlorophyta. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 47: 11-436.

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.

Dawson, E.Y., Acleto, C. & Foldvik, N. (1964). The seaweeds of Peru. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 13: 1-111, 81 pls.

Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.

Lam, D.W. & Zechman, F.W. (2006). Phylogenetic analyses of the Bryopsidales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) based on RUBISCO large subunit gene sequences. Journal of Phycology 42: 669-678.

Nizamuddin, M. (1991). The green marine algae of Libya. pp. 1-230. Bern: El-Faateh University, Department of Botany.

Noble, J.M. & Kraft, G.T. (2007). Halimedaceae Halimeda. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 1. Green algae. (Kraft, G.T. Eds), pp. 189-221. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study & CSIRO Publishing.

Pedroche, F.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar-Rosas, R. (2005). Catálogo de las algas marinas bentónicas del Pacífico de México. I. Chlorophycota. pp. i-viii, 17-146. Ensenada, México: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Silva, P.C. (1955). The dichotomous species of Codium in Britain. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 34: 565-577, 5 figs, 1 plate.

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.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Titlyanov, E.A. & Titlyanova, T.V. (2012). Morskiye rasteniya stran Aziatsko-Tikhookeanskogo regiona, ikh ispol'zovaniye i kul'tivirovaniye [Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation]. pp. 376, 52 numbered figures, 162 plates. Vladivostok: Dalnauka & A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [in Russian]

Trono, G.C., Jr (1997). Field guide and atlas of the seaweed resourves of the Philippines. pp. [i]-xx.[1]-306, 168 figs. Makati City, The Philippines: Bookmark, Inc..

Verbruggen, H., De Clerck, O., Cocquyt, E., Kooistra, W.H.C.F. & Coppejans, E. (2005). Morphometric taxonomy of siphonous green algae: a methodological study within the genus Halimeda (Bryopsidales). Journal of Phycology 41: 126-139.

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References
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Ballesteros, E. (1991). Seasonality of growth and production of a deep-water population of Halimeda tuna (Chlorophyceae, Caulerpales) in the north-western Mediterranean. Botanica Marina 34: 291-301, 7 figs, 6 tables.
Colombo, P.M. & Orsenigo, M. (1977). Sea depth effects on the algal photosynthetic apparatus II. An electron microscopic study of the photosynthetic apparatus of Halimeda tuna (Chlorophyta, Siphonales) at -0.5 m and -6.0 m sea depths. Phycologia 16: 9-17.
Edelstein, T. & Komarovsky, B. (1961). Epiphytic algae on Halimeda tuna f. platydisca (Decaisne) Barton in Haifa bay. Bull. Res. Co. Israel. Sec D. Botany. 10D: 54-58, Plates I-III.
Mariani Colombo, P. & Orsenigo, M. (1977). Sea depth effects on the algal photosynthetic apparatus. II. An electron microscopic study of the photosynthetic apparatus of Halimeda tuna (Chlorophyta, Siphonales) at -0.5m and -6.0m sea depths. Phycologia 16: 9-17, 14 figs, 5 tables.
Meinesz, A. (1972). Sur le cycle de l'Halimeda tuna (Ellis etr Solander) Lamouroux (Udotéacée, Caulerpale). Compte Rendu Hebdomadaire des Séances de l’Académie des Sciences. Paris. Série D 275: 1363-1365.
Neustupa, J. & Nemcova, Y. (2018). Morphological allometry constrains symmetric shape variation, but not asymmetry, of Halimeda tuna (Bryopsidales, Ulvophyceae) segments. PLoS ONE 13(10 e0206492): 1-23, 4 figs, 4 tables.
Ribera, M.A. & Gómez Garreta, A. (1987). Presència de Halimeda tuna (Ellis & Solander) Lamouroux forma albertisii Piccone a les Balears. Actes I Jornades del Medi Ambient de Balears 37: .
Rindi, F., Pasella, M.M., Lee, M.F. & Verbruggen, H. (2020). Phylogeography of the Mediterranean green seaweed Halimeda tuna (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) (Note). Journal of Phycology 56(4): 1109-1113.
Smith, J.E., Smith, C.M., Vroom, P.S., Beach, K.S. & Miller, S. (2004). Nutrient and growth dynamics of Halimeda tuna on Conch Reef, Florida Keys: possible influence of internal tides on nutrient status and physiology. Limnology and Oceanography 49: 1923-1936.
Vroom, P.S., Smith, C.S., Coyer, J.A., Walters, L.J., Hunter, C.L., Beach, K.S. & Smith, J.E. (2003). Field biology of Halimeda tuna (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) across a depth gradient: comparative growth, survivorship, recruitment, and reproduction. Hydrobiologia 501: 149-166.

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