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Halimeda copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham

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 copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham
en su hábitat natural, sobre pared rocosa. Foto: José Espinosa..

Halimeda copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham
Bonaire, Caribbean. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Halimeda copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham
Hideaway Island, Vanuatu; -18m on a vertical reef wall. 20 Jun 2005. Kyatt Dixon (kyattdixon@gmail.com). © Kyatt Dixon (kyattdixon@gmail.com).


Halimeda copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham Hideaway Island, Vanuatu; -18m on a vertical reef wall
© Kyatt Dixon (kyattdixon@gmail.com)

Publication details
Halimeda copiosa Goreau & E.A.Graham 1967: 433, figs 1-10

Published in: Goreau, T.F. & Graham, E.A. (1967). A new species of Halimeda from Jamaica. Bulletin of Marine Science 17: 432-441, 10 figs.

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.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
South & Skelton (2003) cite Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) Lamouroux f. hederacea Barton 1901 and Halimeda hederacea (Barton) Colinvaux 1968 as synonyms of Halimeda copiosa Goreau & Graham 1967.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Jamaica (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 865).

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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.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Created: 30 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 29 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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Hillis-Colinvaux, L. (1969). Halimeda copiosa and Halimenda hederacea. Journal of Phycology 5: 88.

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