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Halimeda pygmaea and Halimeda pumila (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta): two new dwarf species from fore reef slopes in Fiji and the Bahamas

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Date Issued:
2007
Title: Halimeda pygmaea and Halimeda pumila (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta): two new dwarf species from fore reef slopes in Fiji and the Bahamas.
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Name(s): Verbruggen, Heroen, creator
Littler, Diane S., creator
Littler, Mark M., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: International Phycological Society
Extent: 9 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3174425 (digitool), FADT3174425 (IID), fau:5799 (fedora)
Note(s): Halimeda pygmaea and Halimeda pumila, two diminutive calcified green algal species, are described from material collected on Fijian and Bahamian reef slopes, respectively. The species resemble Halimeda cryptica in having a single siphon traversing the nodes between subsequent calcified segments and living in sheltered fore-reef slope habitats. They differ from H. cryptica by their diminutive size and various anatomical features. Molecular sequence data (tufA) underpin the identity of H. pygmaea and reveal its phylogenetic position as a sister taxon to H. cryptica in the Halimeda section Micronesicae.
This manuscript may be cited as: Verbruggen, H., Littler, D. S., & Littler, M. M. (2007). Halimeda pygmaea and Halimedapumila (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta): two new dwarf species from fore reef slopes in Fiji and the Bahamas. Phycologia, 46(5), 513-520. doi:10.2216/07.01.1
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1657.
Subject(s): Halimeda
Phylogeny --Molecular aspects
Animals --Classification
Caulerpales
Morphology
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Host Institution: FAU