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Halimeda gigas 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 gigas W.R.Taylor
Long Reef, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

 

Achnanthes lemmermannii var. obtusa Hustedt

Halimeda gigas W.R.Taylor Long Reef, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Halimeda gigas W.R.Taylor 1950: 84, 206, pl. 44: 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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950: 85). Holotype: W.R. Taylor 46-419; 6 June 1946; Dredged from 46 m depth. MICH sine numero (Taylor 1950: 85).

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), A giant (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Halimeda gigas W.R.Taylor)
Africa: Mozambique (Carvalho & Bandeira 2003).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Philippines (Silva, MeƱez & Moe 1987, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014, Dumilag et al. 2020), Thailand (Pongparadon et al. 2015 ).

Asia: China (Liu 2008), South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), Papua New Guinea (Coppejans & al. 2001), Queensland (Lewis 1987), Western Australia (Huisman & Verbruggen 2015, Cremen & al. 2016).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: American Samoa (Littler & Littler 2003, Skelton & al. 2004), Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Fiji (South & Skelton 2003), Guam (Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003), Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950, Dawson 1957), New Caledonia (Payri 2007).

Key references
Cremen M.C.M., Huisman J.M., Marcelino V.R. & Verbruggen H. (2016). Taxonomic revision of Halimeda (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) in southwestern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 29: 41-54, 8 figs.

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.

Pongparadon, S., Zuccarello, G.C., Phang, S.-M., Kawai, H., Hanyuda, T. & Prathep, A. (2015). Diversity of Halimeda (Chlorophyta) from the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Phycologia 54(4): 349-366.

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