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Balliella grandis Huisman & Kraft 1984

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Wrangeliaceae
Subfamily Compsothamnioideae
Tribe Delesseriopseae
Genus Balliella


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Balliella grandis Huisman & Kraft
Broomfield Reef, Queensland. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


Caloneis trinodis (Cleve) Meister

Balliella grandis Huisman & Kraft Broomfield Reef, Queensland
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Balliella grandis Huisman & Kraft 1984: 78, figs 6, 10, 27, 29

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.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Balliella is Balliella crouanioides (Itono) Itono & Tak.Tanaka.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Holotype locality: "Wistari Reef, near Heron I., Queensland, 23°29' S, 151°53' E)" [Australia] (Huisman & Kraft 1984: 80). Holotype: G.T. Kraft & C. O’Brien; 31 v 1976; growing in tufts on coral at 15 m depth. MELU 24217 (Huisman & Kraft 1984: 78 (fig. 27)).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), large.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Morphology and classification of the Ceramioideae (Rhodophyta) based on phylogenetic principles. Opera Botanica 128: [1]-221.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

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