Corallina tuna J.Ellis & 1768
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
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Corallina tuna J.Ellis & Solander 1768: 111, pl. 20: fig. e (as 'Corallina Tuna' )
Published in: Ellis, J. & Solander, D. (1786). The natural history of many curious and uncommon zoophytes, collected from various parts of the globe by the late John Ellis...Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander, M.D., F.R.S. &c.. pp. [i]-xii, -208, 63 pls. London: Printed for Benjamin White and Son, at Horace's Head, Fleet-Street and Peter Elmsly, in the Strand.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea (Silva & al. 1996: 872).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
"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
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1816). Histoire des polypiers coralligènes flexibles, vulgairement nommés zoophytes. pp. [i]-lxxxiv, chart, -560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.
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.
Created: 23 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 02 June 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 July 2021.