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Halimeda peltata Gopinathan & Panigrahy, nom. inval. 1983

Publication details
Halimeda peltata Gopinathan & Panigrahy 1983: 49, nom. inval.

Published in: Gopinathan, C.P. & Panigrahy, R. (1983). Seaweed resources. [Including] Annexure. List of seaweeds collected from Andaman-Nicobar Islands. Bulletin of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute [India] 34: 47-51.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Halimeda is Halimeda tuna (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), target-shaped.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996: 871) "Gopinathan & Panigraphy did not give an author for this name and we have been unable to find its place of publication." Gupta (2012: 252) cited the name like this: "Halimeda peltata C.P. Gopin. & Panigrahy in Bull. Cent. Mar. Fish. Res. Inst. 34:49. 1983."

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Halimeda peltata Gopinathan & Panigrahy)
Indian Ocean Islands: Nicobar Islands (Silva & al. 1996).

South-west Asia: India (Sahoo et al. 2001, Gupta 2012, Rao & Gupta 2015).

Key references
Gupta, R.K. (2012). Algae of India Volume 2. A checklist of Chlorophyceae, Xanthophyceae. Chrysophyceae and Euglenophyceae. pp. [i]-iii, [1]-428, 8 pls. Salt Lake, Kolkata: Botanical Survey of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests.

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.

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