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Halophila decipiens Ostenfeld 1902

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Tracheophyta
Subphylum Euphyllophytina
Infraphylum Spermatophytae
Superclass Angiospermae
Class Monocots
Subclass Alismatidae
Order Alismatales
Family Hydrocharitaceae
Genus Halophila


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Halophila decipiens Ostenfeld
Lizard Island, Queensland. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Halophila decipiens Ostenfeld
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Halophila decipiens Ostenfeld
Hawaii; margin with marginal spines; scale is 300 µm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


Audouinella hirsuta (K.M.Drew) Garbary, G.I.Hansen & Scagel

Halophila decipiens Ostenfeld Hawaii; scale is 5 mm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Halophila decipiens Ostenfeld 1902: 260, unnumbered figure

Published in: Clarke, C.B., Schmidt, J., Paulsen, O., Ravn, F.K., Warming, E., Ostenfeld, C.H., Harms, H., Schumann, K., Engler, A. & Stephani, F. (1902). Compositae, Umbelliferae—Rhizophoraceae—Fagaceae—Loranthaceae— Podostemaceae—Hydrocharitaceae, Lemnaceae, Pontederiaceae, Potamogetonaceae, Gentianaceae (Limnanthemum), Nymphaeaceae— Leguminosae—Scitamineae—Araceae—Hepaticae. Botanisk Tidsskrift 24: 260-263, 1 figure.
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Publication date: July 1902

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Halophila is Halophila madagascarensis Steudel ex Doty & B.C.Stone.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: off Koh Kahdat, Gulf of Thailand, Thailand (Robertson 1984: 61). Type: Schmidt 540; Feb. 1900; on coral sand, 10 m deep. C, L (Robertson 1984: 61).

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), deceiving (used of a species closely resembling another) (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Halophila decipiens var. pubescens Hartog 1957

Habitat notes
0.5-20 m deep (Robertson 1984). - (24 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Kuo, J. (2020). Taxonomy of the Genus Halophila Thouars (Hydocharitaceae): A Review. Plants 9(12): article 1732 [1-25], 2 figures, 1 table, 24 supplementary figures.

Key references
Den Hartog, C. (1972). The sea-grasses of Brazil. Acta botanica Neerlandica 21(5): 512-516, 3 figs.

Fortes, M.D. (2014). A review: biodiversity, distribution and conservation of Philippine seagrasses. Philippine Journal of Science, Special Issue 142: 95-111.

Hartog, C. (1970). The sea-grasses of the world. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afd. Natuurkunde. Tweede reeks 59(1): 1-275, 63 figures, 31 plates.

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

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Robertson, E.L. (1984). Seagrasses. In: The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Part 1. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 57-122. Adelaide: D.J. Woolman, Government Printer, South Australia.

Uchimura, M., Faye, E.J., Shimada, S., Arai, S., Inoue, T. & Nakamura, Y. (2006). A re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of Halophila euphlebia Makino (Hydrocharitaceae) based on morphological features and ITS sequence data. Botanica Marina 49: 111-121.

Uchimura, M., Faye, E.J., Shimada, S., Inoue, T. & Nakamura, Y. (2008). A reassessment of Halophila species (Hydrocharitaceae) diversity with special reference to Japanese representatives. Botanica Marina 51(4): 258-268.

Created: 03 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 29 August 2021 by E.A. Molinari Novoa

Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 1832 times since it was created.

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Dawes, C.J., Lobban, C.S. & Tomasko, D.A. (1989). A comparison of the physiological ecology of the seagrasses Halophila decipiens Ostenfield and H. johnsonii Eiseman from Florida. Aquatic Botany 33: 149-154.
Gil Rodriguez, M.C. & Cruz Simó, T. (1982). Halophila decipiens Ostenfeld (Hidrocharitaceae) una fanerógama marina nueva para el Atlántico oriental. Vieraea 11(1-2): 207-216, 11 figures, 1 map.
Gil-Rodríguez, M.C., Afonso-Carrillo, J. & Wildpret de la torre, W. (1982). Occurence of Halophila decipiens Ostenfeld on Tenerife, Canary islands.. Aquatic Botany 12: 205-207.
Gil-Rodríguez, M.C., del Arco, M., Wildpret de la Torre, W., Hernández-González, C.L. & Haroun, R.J. (2007). Biological information and comments on Halophila decipiens meadows of the Canary Islands (Hydrocharitaceae, Magnoliophyta). Vieraea 35: 77-85.
Williams, S.L. & Dennison, W.C. (1990). Light availability and diurnal growth of a green macroalga (Caulerpa cupressoides) and a seagrass (Halophila decipiens). Marine Biology, Berlin 106(3): 437-443.

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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2021.

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