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Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux 1968

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. irregularis-subcorticatum Petersen

Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux Palau Islands, West Pacific, 30 m deep
© 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.
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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.

Basionym
Halimeda incrassata f. distorta Yamada

Type information
Type locality: Micronesia (Index Nominum Algarum).

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.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Halimeda opuntia f. hederacea Barton)
Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950 , Dawson 1957).

(as Halimeda opuntia var. hederacea (E.S.Barton) Hillis)
Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Lewis 1987).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996), French Polynesia (Pari & N'Yeurt 1999).

(as Halimeda hederacea (E.S.Barton) Hilis-Colinvaux)
Central America: Mexico (Pacific) (Pedroche & al. 2005).

Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Fiji (Littler & Littler 2003), Republic of Palau (Ohba & al. 2007).

(as Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux)
North America: Mexico (Pedroche & Sentíes 2020).

Africa: Kenya (Coppejans, Leliaert & De Clerck 2000, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), Madagascar (Vieira & al. 2021), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Coppejans, Leliaert & De Clerck 2000).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012, Rao & Gupta 2015).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Philippines (Dumilag et al. 2020).

Asia: Japan (Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), Papua New Guinea (Coppejans & al. 2001), Queensland (Lewis 1987, Kraft 2007, Bostock & Holland 2010), Western Australia (Huisman & Verbruggen 2015).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), French Polynesia (Payri, N'Yeurt & Orempuller 2000), New Caledonia (Payri 2007), Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Tsuda 2014), Republic of Palau (Ohba & al. 2007), Wallis & Futuna Is. (Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005).

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.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA 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.

Created: 16 July 1999 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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