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Halimeda taenicola W.R.Taylor 1950

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 taenicola W.R.Taylor
Plant bearing narrow outgrowth segments. Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda taenicola W.R.Taylor
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda taenicola W.R.Taylor
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 16 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halimeda taenicola W.R.Taylor
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 10 m deep. 14 Dec 2004. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.


Ceramium arborescens f. boreale Petersen

Halimeda taenicola W.R.Taylor Palau Islands, West Pacific, 16 m deep
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
Halimeda taenicola W.R.Taylor 1950: 86, 207, pl. 46: fig. 1

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: Enyvertok Island, Rongerik Atoll, Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950: 879). Holotype: W.R. Taylor 46-551; 29 June 1946; Crevices on the reef flat. MICH (Taylor 1950: 87).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Halimeda taenicola W.R.Taylor)
Indian Ocean Islands: Maldives (Silva & al. 1996).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Philippines (Silva, MeƱez & Moe 1987, Trono 1997, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014, Dumilag et al. 2020), Vietnam (Nguyen et al. 2013).

Asia: China (Dong & Tseng 1980, Tseng 1984, Liu 2008), South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016).

Australia and New Zealand: Norfolk Island (Millar 1999), Queensland (Lewis 1987, Bostock & Holland 2010).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: American Samoa (Tsuda et al. 2011), 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), French Polynesia (Pari & N'Yeurt 1999, Payri, N'Yeurt & Orempuller 2000, Verbruggen et al.), Jarvis I. & Kingman Reef (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003), Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950, Dawson 1957), New Caledonia (Payri 2007), Republic of Palau (Ohba & al. 2007), Solomon Islands (Womersley & Bailey 1970).

Key references
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)]

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..

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.

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