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Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux 1816

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 opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Cassini Island, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
en su hábitat natural, en la zona Habana-Matanzas, sobre el arrecife. Foto: Ángel Fernández.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 4 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
1. Fragment. Plant in aquarium, My Hoa, Vietnam.. 29 Feb 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru). © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Browse Island, Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
Cassini Island, north Kimberley, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

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Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux
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Publication details
Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux 1816: 308

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1816). Histoire des polypiers coralligènes flexibles, vulgairement nommés zoophytes. pp. [i]-lxxxiv, chart, [1]-560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.
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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.

Basionym
Corallina opuntia Linnaeus

Type information
Lectotype locality: Jamaica (Hillis-Colinvaux 1980: 111). Notes: See Hillis (1959: 361) for further information on the lectotype locality of this species.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Halimeda opuntia f. typica (Linnaeus) J.Agardh
Corallina opuntia Linnaeus 1758
Halimeda opuntia var. typica W.R.Taylor 1928

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Halimeda opuntia var. triloba (Decaisne) Barton
Flabellaria multicaulis Lamarck 1813
Halimeda multicaulis (Lamarck) J.V.Lamouroux 1816
Fucus prolifer M.Blanco 1837
Halimeda triloba Decaisne 1842
Halimeda opuntia f. triloba (Decaisne) J.Agardh 1887
Halimeda cordata J.Agardh 1887
Halimeda opuntia f. cordata (J.Agardh) E.S.Barton 1901

Habitat notes
Widespread in all warm waters. On rock from about mean sea level down to 2 m (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (23 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Corallina opuntia Linnaeus)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Flabellaria multicaulis Lamarck)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux)
Atlantic Islands: Bermuda (Schneider 2003 ).

Europe: Greece (Gerloff & Geissler 1974).

North America: Florida (Taylor 1928, Taylor 1928, Taylor 1960, Dawes 1974, Collado-Vides et al 2005, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005, Lam & Zechman 2006), Gulf of California (Norris, Aguilar-Rosas & Pedroche 2017), Isla Guadalupe (Setchell & Gardner 1930), Mexico (Taylor 1960, Pedroche & Sentíes 2020), Mexico (Atlantic) (Taylor 1972).

Central America: Belize (Taylor 1960, Norris & Bucher 1982, Littler & Littler 1997), Costa Rica (Taylor 1960), Honduras (Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005), Islas Revillagigedo (Taylor 1945), Mexico (Pacific) (Pedroche & al. 2005), Panama (Taylor 1960, Taylor 1960, Wysor & Kooistra 2003, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005), Veracruz (State) (Robinson, Galicia-García & Okolodkov 2012).

Caribbean Islands: Antilles (Wynne 2014), Bahamas (Taylor 1960, Taylor 1969), Barbados (Taylor 1960), Caicos Islands (Taylor 1960), Caribbean (Littler & Littler 2000), Cayman Islands (Taylor 1960, Peach et al. 2017 ), Cuba (Taylor 1960, Suárez 2005, Jover Capote & Lake Barragán 2008, Gonzáles & al. 2014, Suárez, Martínez-Daranas & Alfonso 2014, Torres Conde & Martínez-Daranas 2019, Cabrera & al. 2020), Curaçao (Fricke & al. 2018), Hispaniola (Taylor 1960), Jamaica (Taylor 1960, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005), Lesser Antilles (Taylor 1960, Taylor 1969), Martinique (Rodríguez-Prieto, Michanek & Ivon 1999, Delnatte & Wynne 2016), Netherlands Antilles (Taylor 1960), Puerto Rico (Taylor 1960), Trinidad & Tobago (Taylor 1960, Richardson 1975, Duncan & Lee Lum 2006), Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).

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

South America: Aves (Taylor 1960), Brazil (Taylor 1931, Taylor 1960, Oliveira Filho 1977, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005, Moura 2010, Ximenes & al. 2017), Colombia (Taylor 1960, Schnetter 1969, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005), Venezuela (Taylor 1960, Ganesan 1990).

Africa: Djibouti (Silva & al. 1996), Eritrea (Lipkin & Silva 2002, Ateweberhan & Prud'homme van Reine 2005), Kenya (Silva & al. 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), Madagascar (Silva & al. 1996, Vieira & al. 2021), Mauritius (Børgesen 1940, Silva & al. 1996), Mozambique (Silva & al. 1996, Bandeira, António & Critchley 2001), Somalia (Silva & al. 1996), Sudan (Osman & Mohammed 2016), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva & al. 1996, Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005).

Indian Ocean Islands: Aldabra Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Amirante Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Andaman Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Cargados Carajos (Silva & al. 1996), Chagos Archipelago (Silva & al. 1996, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005), Comoros and Mayotte (Silva & al. 1996), Laccadive Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Maldives (Silva & al. 1996), Nicobar Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Réunion (Silva & al. 1996), Rodrigues Island (Silva & al. 1996, De Clerck & al. 2004), Saya de Malha Bank (Silva & al. 1996), Seychelles (Silva & al. 1996).

Middle East: Red Sea (Einav & al. 2021).

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

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993, Silva & al. 1996, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Malaysia (Silva & al. 1996), Myanmar (Burma) (Silva & al. 1996, Soe-Htun & al. 2009), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005, Liao, Belleza & Gerldino 2013, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014, Dumilag et al. 2020), Singapore (Teo & Wee 1983, Silva & al. 1996, Pham & al. 2011), Thai-Malay Peninsula (Pongparadon et al. 2015), Thailand (Silva & al. 1996, Tsutsui & al. 2012), Vietnam (Pham-Hoàng 1969, Abbott, Fisher & McDermid 2002, Tsutsui et al. 2005, Tien 2007, Titlyanov et al. 2011, Titlyanov & Titlyanova 2012, Nguyen et al. 2013, Titlyanov, Titlyanova & Belous 2015).

Asia: China (Dong & Tseng 1980, Liu 2008, Titlyanov et al. 2011 ), China (Hainan Island) (Titlyanova, Titlyanov & Kalita 2014), Japan (Okamura 1936, Segawa 1981, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987, Shao 2003-2014), Yonaguni Island (Titlyanov & al. 2016).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), Coral Sea Islands Territory (Millar 1999), Papua New Guinea (Coppejans & al. 2001), Queensland (Lewis 1987, Cribb 1996, Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005, Kraft 2007, Bostock & Holland 2010), Western Australia (Huisman & al. 2009, 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, Tsuda 2006), Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996, South & Skelton 2003, Littler & Littler 2003), French Polynesia (Pari & N'Yeurt 1999, Pari & N'Yeurt 1999, Payri, N'Yeurt & Orempuller 2000, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005), Guam (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005), Hawaiian Islands (Magruder & Hunt 1979, Abbott & Huisman, 2004, Huisman, Abbott & Smith 2007), 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), Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Tsuda 2014), Republic of Palau (Ohba & al. 2007), Samoan Archipelago (Skelton & South 1999), Solomon Islands (Womersley & Bailey 1970), Wallis & Futuna Is. (Kooistra & Verbruggen 2005).

Subantarctic Islands: Diego Garcia Atoll (Silva & al. 1996).

(as Halimeda multicaulis (Lamarck) J.V.Lamouroux)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Halimeda triloba Decaisne)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Halimeda opuntia f. triloba (Decaisne) J.Agardh)
Central America: Belize (Littler & Littler 1997), Panama (Wysor & Kooistra 2003).

Caribbean Islands: Caribbean (Littler & Littler 2000), Cuba (Cabrera, Moreira & Suárez 2004, Suárez 2005).

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

South-west Asia: Sri Lanka (Børgesen 1936).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014).

Asia: China (Tseng 1984), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950, Dawson 1957).

(as Halimeda cordata J.Agardh)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Halimeda opuntia f. cordata (J.Agardh) E.S.Barton)
Caribbean Islands: Cuba (Suárez 2005).

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

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014).

Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Halimeda opuntia var. typica W.R.Taylor)
North America: Florida (Taylor 1928).

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.

Dong, M.L. & Tseng, C.K. (1980). Studies on some marine green algae from the Xisha Islands, Guangdong Province, China. II. Studia Marina Sinica 17: 1-10, pl. I. [in Chinese and English (pp. 9-10)]

Hillis-Colinvaux, L. (1980). Ecology and taxonomy of Halimeda: primary producer of coral reefs. Advances in Marine Biology 17: 1-327, 104 figs, XXXIV tables.

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.

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.

Lam, D.W. & Zechman, F.W. (2006). Phylogenetic analyses of the Bryopsidales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) based on RUBISCO large subunit gene sequences. Journal of Phycology 42: 669-678.

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.

Pedroche, F.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar-Rosas, R. (2005). Catálogo de las algas marinas bentónicas del Pacífico de México. I. Chlorophycota. pp. i-viii, 17-146. Ensenada, México: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

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.

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.

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.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Titlyanov, E.A. & Titlyanova, T.V. (2012). Morskiye rasteniya stran Aziatsko-Tikhookeanskogo regiona, ikh ispol'zovaniye i kul'tivirovaniye [Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation]. pp. 376, 52 numbered figures, 162 plates. Vladivostok: Dalnauka & A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [in Russian]

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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Carpenter, B.G., Rogers, D.J., Gibbs, R., Carabot, A., Andrade, E. & Medina, G. (1990). A novel lectin from the green alga Halimeda opuntia. British Phycological Journal 25: 85.
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.
Stark, L.M., Almodovar, L. & Krauss, R.W. (1969). Factors affecting the rate of calcification in Halimeda opuntia (L.) Lamouroux and Halimeda discoidea Decaisne. Journal of Phycology 5: 305-312.
Ximenes, C.F., Oliveira-Carvalho, M.D.F., Bandeira-Pedrosa, M.E. & Cassano, V. (2019). Updates on Section Pseudo-opuntia of Halimeda: phylogenetic analyses of H. soniae sp. nov. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) along the Brazilian coast. Botanica Marina 62(4): 327-336.

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