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Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux

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 distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux
Scott Reef, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux
Segments distorted (curved). Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 30 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 30 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux
Long Reef, Kimberley, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Ceramium rubrum f. subtypicum Petersen

Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux Segments distorted (curved). Palau Islands, West Pacific
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux 1968: 33, figs 4, 6:2

Published in: Hillis-Colinvaux, L.W. (1968). New species of Halimeda: a taxonomic reappraisal. Journal of Phycology 4: 20-35.

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.

Basionym
Halimeda incrassata f. distorta Yamada

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Halimeda incrassata f. distorta Yamada 1941

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Halimeda opuntia f. hederacea Barton 1901
Halimeda opuntia var. hederacea (E.S.Barton) Hillis 1960
Halimeda hederacea (E.S.Barton) Hilis-Colinvaux 1968

Distributional notes
Kooistra & Verbruggen (2005: 179) record H. cf. distorta from Queensland, Philippines, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis Island. - (17 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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