Balliella repens & 1984
Balliella repens Huisman & Kraft 1984: 77, figs 16-26
Published in: Huisman, J.M. & Kraft, G.T. (1984). The genus Balliella Itono & Tanaka (Rhodophyta: Ceramiaceae) from eastern Australia. Journal of Phycology 20: 73-82.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), creeping, prostrate and rooting (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
May be closely related to Balliella subcorticata Itono (see Athanasiadis, 1996: 43).
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Tryon Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia (23°15' S, 151°46' E) (Athanasiadis 1996: 43). Holotype: A.W.D. Larkum; 13-VII-1974; 10 m depth. MELU 24203 (Athanasiadis 1996: 43).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Balliella repens Huisman & Kraft)
Middle East: Oman (Wynne 2018).
South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012).
Australia and New Zealand: Lord Howe Island (Lewis 1984, Athanasiadis 1996), New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1993), Norfolk Island (Millar 1999), Queensland (Lewis 1984, Price & Scott 1992, Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010).
Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Morphology and classification of the Ceramioideae (Rhodophyta) based on phylogenetic principles. Opera Botanica 128: -221.
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.
Created: 03 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 07 October 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 October 2020.