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Halimeda opuntia var. hederacea (E.S.Barton) Hillis 1960

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 var. hederacea (E.S.Barton) Hillis
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia var. hederacea (E.S.Barton) Hillis
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia var. hederacea (E.S.Barton) Hillis
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 3 m deep. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda opuntia var. hederacea (E.S.Barton) Hillis
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 27 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

 

Nitophyllum hymenena Zanardini

Halimeda hederacea (E.S.Barton) Hilis-Colinvaux Palau Islands, West Pacific
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
Halimeda opuntia var. hederacea (E.S.Barton) Hillis 1960: 330

Published in: Hillis, L.W. (1959). A revision of the genus Halimeda (Order Siphonales). Publications of the Institute of Marine Science, University of Texas 6: 321-403, 1 table, 12 plates.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux

Basionym
Halimeda opuntia f. hederacea Barton

Type information
Lectotype locality: Tanah-Djampeah, Flores Sea, Indonesia (Silva & al. 1996: 865). Lectotype (fide Colinvaux, 1968: 32): (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: Silva et al. recommend consulting Colinvaux (1968: 32) for further information regarding the type locality of this species.

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
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.

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Verified by: 07 August 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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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.

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