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Halimeda fragilis 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 fragilis W.R.Taylor
Heron Island, Queensland. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

 

Achnanthes quadratarea (Østrup) R.Ross

Halimeda fragilis W.R.Taylor Heron Island, Queensland
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Halimeda fragilis W.R.Taylor 1950: 88, 207, pl. 48: 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: Elugelab Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950: 89). Holotype: W.R. Taylor 46-394; 2 June 1946; "Scarce". MICH (Taylor 1950: 89).

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

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Halimeda fragilis W.R.Taylor)
Africa: Madagascar (Silva & al. 1996, Vieira & al. 2021), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva & al. 1996).

Indian Ocean Islands: Cargados Carajos (Silva & al. 1996), Maldives (Silva & al. 1996).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Trono 1997, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014, Dumilag et al. 2020), Singapore (Pham & al. 2011).

Asia: Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), Coral Sea Islands Territory (Millar 1999), Papua New Guinea (Coppejans & al. 2001, Littler & Littler 2003), Queensland (Lewis 1987, Kraft 2007, Kraft 2007, Bostock & Holland 2010).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996, South & Skelton 2003), Jarvis I. & Kingman Reef (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Line Islands (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003), Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950, Dawson 1957), New Caledonia (Payri 2007).

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

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. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

Trono, G.C., Jr (1997). Field guide and atlas of the seaweed resourves of the Philippines. pp. [i]-xx.[1]-306, 168 figs. Makati City, The Philippines: Bookmark, Inc..

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