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Halimeda opuntia f. minima W.R.Taylor 1950

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 opuntia f. minima W.R.Taylor
Lizard Island, Queensland. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Halimeda opuntia f. minima W.R.Taylor
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia f. minima W.R.Taylor
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 13 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia f. minima W.R.Taylor
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 25 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia f. minima W.R.Taylor
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 16 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia f. minima W.R.Taylor

 

Achnanthes pinnata Hustedt

Halimeda minima (W.R.Taylor) Hillis-Colinvaux Lizard Island, Queensland
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Halimeda opuntia f. minima W.R.Taylor 1950: 82-83, 206, pl. 39: fig. 2

Published in: Taylor, W.R. (1950). Plants of Bikini and other northern Marshall Islands. pp. [i]-xv, [1]- 227, 79 pls. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

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 minima (W.R.Taylor) Hillis-Colinvaux

Type information
Type locality: Bikini Lagoon, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950: 83). Holotype: W.R. Taylor 46-108; Dredged from 45-57 m depth . MICH (Taylor 1950: 83).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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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.

Created: 06 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 13 December 2005 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Kooistra, W.H.C.F. & Verbruggen, H. (2005). Genetic patterns in the calcified tropical seaweeds Halimeda opuntia, H. distorta, H. hederacea and H. minima (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) provide insights in species boundaries and interoceanic dispersal. Journal of Phycology 41: 177-187.

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Citing AlgaeBase
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 July 2021.

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