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Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex J.Agardh 1887

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 gracilis Harvey ex J.Agardh
excicata identificada por M. Guimarais. Foto: Yusimí Alfonso.

Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex J.Agardh
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex J.Agardh
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex J.Agardh
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep in the shade. 15 Dec 2004. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex J.Agardh
Hawaii. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex J.Agardh
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex J.Agardh
KwaZulu-Natal. Heroen Verbruggen. © Heroen Verbruggen (heroen.verbruggen@gmail.com).

 

Ceramium rubrum f. proliferum (C.Agardh) Kjellman

Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex J.Agardh Palau Islands, West Pacific
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex J.Agardh 1887: 82

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1887). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Femte afdelningen.). Acta Universitatis Lundensis 23(2): 1-174, 5 plates.
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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.

Type information
Type locality: Sri Lanka (Silva & al. 1996: 867). (Coppejans & al. 2001: 413).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex J.Agardh)
North America: Mexico (Pedroche & Sentíes 2020), Texas (Wynne 2009).

Central America: Panama (Wysor & Kooistra 2003, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005).

Caribbean Islands: Barbados (Taylor 1960), Caribbean (Littler & Littler 2000), Cuba (Suárez 2005, Suárez, Martínez-Daranas & Alfonso 2014, Torres Conde & Martínez-Daranas 2019), Jamaica (Taylor 1960), Puerto Rico (Taylor 1960, Ballantine 1982), St. Eustatius (van der Loos & Prud'homme van Reine 2015, van der Loos & al. 2017), Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

South America: Brazil (Oliveira Filho 1977, Moura 2010).

Africa: Kenya (Silva & al. 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), South Africa (Coppejans, Leliaert & Verbruggen 2005), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Coppejans, Leliaert & De Clerck 2000).

Indian Ocean Islands: Aldabra Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Amirante Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Andaman Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Chagos Archipelago (Silva & al. 1996), Comoros and Mayotte (Silva & al. 1996), Laccadive Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Nicobar Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Réunion (Zubia & al.), Saya de Malha Bank (Silva & al. 1996), Seychelles (Silva & al. 1996).

South-west Asia: India (Silva & al. 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Gupta 2012, Rao & Gupta 2015), Sri Lanka (Børgesen 1936, Silva & al. 1996, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005, Coppejans & al. 2009, Fernando et al. 2017).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Silva & al. 1996, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014, Dumilag et al. 2020), Singapore (Silva & al. 1996, Pham & al. 2011), Vietnam (Nguyen et al. 2013, Titlyanov, Titlyanova & Belous 2015).

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

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

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: American Samoa (Skelton & al. 2004), Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Fiji (South & Skelton 2003, Littler & Littler 2003), French Polynesia (Pari & N'Yeurt 1999, Verbruggen et al.), Guam (Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Hawaiian Islands (Abbott & Huisman, 2004), Line Islands (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003), New Caledonia (Payri 2007), Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Tsuda 2014), Republic of Palau (Ohba & al. 2007), Solomon Islands (Womersley & Bailey 1970).

Key references
Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

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.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2004). New records and notes on marine benthic algae of American Samoa - Chlorophyta & Phaeophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 291-312.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Verbruggen, H., De Clerck, O., Cocquyt, E., Kooistra, W.H.C.F. & Coppejans, E. (2005). Morphometric taxonomy of siphonous green algae: a methodological study within the genus Halimeda (Bryopsidales). Journal of Phycology 41: 126-139.

Yamada, Y. (1941). [On the species of Halimeda from Micronesia]. Kagaku Nanyõ 4: 108-121, 15 figs. [in Japanese]

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