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Halimeda melanesica Valet 1966

Publication details
Halimeda melanesica Valet 1966: 680, 683, pl. I: figs c, d; text-fig. 2

Published in: Valet, G. (1966). Sur un espèce rare et une nouvelle espèce d'Halimeda de Mélanésie. Revue Générale de Botanique 73: 680-685.

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: Loyalty Islands, vicinity of Luengoni, Lifou (Coppejans & al. 2001: 415). Type: Valet no. 1853; 10/1/64; Paris (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: Holotype: PC0021851 (Verbruggen, 2006: 355).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Halimeda melanesica Valet)
Africa: Kenya (Coppejans, Leliaert & De Clerck 2000, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), Mozambique (Carvalho & Bandeira 2003), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Coppejans, Leliaert & De Clerck 2000).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993, Verbruggen et al 2005, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Philippines (Verbruggen et al 2005, Dumilag et al. 2020).

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

Australia and New Zealand: Papua New Guinea (Coppejans & al. 2001), Queensland (Lewis 1987).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Fiji (South & Skelton 2003, Littler & Littler 2003), New Caledonia (Verbruggen & al. 2006, Payri 2007), Tahiti (Verbruggen et al 2005).

Key references
Coppejans, E., Leliaert, F., Dargent, O. & De Clerck, O. (2001). Marine green algae (Chlorophyta) from the north coast of Papua New Guinea. Cryptogamie, Algologie 22(4): 375-443.

Verbruggen, H., De Clerck, O., Kooistra, W.H.C.F. & Coppejans, E. (2005). Molecular and morphometric data pinpoint species boundaries in Halimeda section Rhipsalis (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 41: 606-621.

Verbruggen, H., De Clerck, O., N'Yeurt, A.D.R., Spalding, H. & Vroom, P. (2006). Phylogeny and taxonomy of Halimeda incrassata, including descriptions of H. kanaloana and H. heteromorpha spp. nov. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 41(3): 337-362.

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