Halimeda heteromorpha N'Yeurt 2006
Halimeda heteromorpha N'Yeurt Tahiti, French Polynesia
© Antoine N'Yeurt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
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.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Etymology: The epithet heteromorpha refers to the variable external morphology of the species. - (12 Nov 2006) -
This is a marine species.
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.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Halimeda heteromorpha N'Yeurt)
Africa: Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Verbruggen & al. 2006).
Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), French Polynesia (Verbruggen & al. 2006), Hawaiian Islands (Verbruggen & al. 2006), Line Islands (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), New Caledonia (Payri 2007), Tahiti (Verbruggen & al. 2006).
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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