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Halimeda heteromorpha N'Yeurt 2006

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 heteromorpha N'Yeurt
Tahiti, French Polynesia. Antoine N'Yeurt. © Antoine N'Yeurt (nyeurt@gmail.com).

Halimeda heteromorpha N'Yeurt
Tahiti, French Polynesia. Antoine N'Yeurt. © Antoine N'Yeurt (nyeurt@gmail.com).

 

Halimeda heteromorpha N'Yeurt Tahiti, French Polynesia
© Antoine N'Yeurt (nyeurt@gmail.com)

Publication details
Halimeda heteromorpha N'Yeurt in Verbruggen & al. 2006: 351, figs 14-26, 41-43, 51-54, 63, 64

Published in: Verbruggen, H., De Clerck, O., N'Yeurt, A.D.R., Spalding, H. & Vroom, P. (2006). Phylogeny and taxonomy of Halimeda incrassata, including descriptions of H. kanaloana and H. heteromorpha spp. nov. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 41(3): 337-362.
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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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: Between Papetoai and motu Tiahura, Moorea, French Polynesia. (Verbruggen & al. 2006: 351). Holotype: Growing at the base of a coral boulder on the landward side of the barrier reef, close to the reef crest. GENT HV149 (Verbruggen & al. 2006: 351). Notes: PARATYPES: HV22, HEC12238 (GENT), Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania. HEC11946, HEC12065 (GENT), Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania. HV104, HV144, HV146 (GENT), Moorea, French Polynesia. UPF097 (UPF), Marquesas, French Polynesia. UPF097, 2808, 2809, 2815, 2823 (UPF), Tahiti, French Polynesia. UPF2803, 2810, 2814 (UPF), Moorea, French Polynesia. HV629, HV636, PH245 (GENT), Olango, Philippines. HV763 (GENT), Tangat, Philippines. L.0399613 (L), Panjang Island, Berau Archipelago, Indonesia.

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

Nomenclatural notes
Etymology: The epithet heteromorpha refers to the variable external morphology of the species. - (12 Nov 2006) -

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Differs from related species through the combination of a matted holdfast attaching the specimen to rock, medullar siphons adhering into a single unit at segment nodes, total absence of pores connecting neighbouring segments at segment nodes or smallish nodal pores (median pore height including cell walls 25-36 µm), 2-3 utricle layers, large peripheral utricles (median diameter 57-79 µm, height 74-102 µm) that do not generally reach 42% of their maximal width at one fourth of their height and that never have rounded corners in surface view and subperipheral utricles that are not markedly inflated.

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Key references
Huisman, J.M. & Verbruggen, H. (2015). Halimedaceae. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 123-139. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

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.

Created: 11 November 2006 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 01 September 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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Verbruggen, H., De Clerck, O., N'Yeurt, A.D.R., Spalding, H. & Vroom, P. (2006). Phylogeny and taxonomy of Halimeda incrassata, including descriptions of H. kanaloana and H. heteromorpha spp. nov. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 41(3): 337-362.

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