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Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne 1842

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 cylindracea Decaisne
Heron Island, Queensland. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1.5 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1.5 m deep. 23 Oct 1995. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne
Lower reef slope, inter-reefal, 22m, east Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. 20 Jan 2012. Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com). © Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com).

Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne
Lower reef slope, inter-reefal, 22m, east Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. 20 Jan 2012. Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com). © Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com).

Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne
Lower reef slope, inter-reefal, 22m, east Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. 20 Jan 2012. Russell Kelley. © Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com).

Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne
Lower reef slope, inter-reefal, 22m, east Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. 20 Jan 2012. Russell Kelley. © Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com).

Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne
Lower reef slope, inter-reefal, 22m, east Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. 20 Jan 2012. Russell Kelley. © Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com).

Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne
Scott Reef, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

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Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1.5 m deep
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne 1842: 103

Published in: Decaisne, J. (1842). Mémoire sur les corallines ou polypiers calcifères. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Seconde Série 18: 96-128.
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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: Nosy-Bé, Madagascar (Silva & al. 1996: 866).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), cylindrical.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Halimeda cylindrica Kützing 1849
Halimeda polydactylis J.Agardh 1887

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996) the names Halimeda monile and Halimeda incrassata forma monilis have been misapplied to this species by various authors. Please consult original reference for further details.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Halimeda cylindracea Decaisne)
Africa: Djibouti (Silva & al. 1996), Madagascar (Silva & al. 1996, Vieira & al. 2021), Mozambique (Silva & al. 1996, Bandeira, António & Critchley 2001, Carvalho & Bandeira 2003), Somalia (Silva & al. 1996), Sudan (Osman & Mohammed 2016).

Indian Ocean Islands: Amirante Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Cargados Carajos (Silva & al. 1996), Chagos Archipelago (Silva & al. 1996), Saya de Malha Bank (Silva & al. 1996), Seychelles (Silva & al. 1996).

Middle East: Red Sea (Einav & al. 2021), Yemen (Verbruggen et al 2005).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993, Silva & al. 1996, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Verbruggen et al 2005, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014, Dumilag et al. 2020), Vietnam (Nguyen et al. 2013).

Asia: China (Liu 2008), 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), Queensland (Lewis 1987, Cribb 1996, Phillips 1997, Huisman 2000, Phillips 2002, Verbruggen et al 2005, Kraft 2007, Bostock & Holland 2010), Western Australia (Huisman 2000, Huisman & Borowitzka 2003, Huisman & al. 2009, Huisman & Verbruggen 2015).

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, Littler & Littler 2003), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003), New Caledonia (Verbruggen et al 2005, Payri 2007), Republic of Palau (Ohba & al. 2007), Samoan Archipelago (Skelton & South 1999), Solomon Islands (Womersley & Bailey 1970).

Key references
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.

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.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

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.

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