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Ballantine 1982


scientific article | J Phycol

Halimeda Hummii Sp. Nov., Halimeda Cryptica V. Acerifolia Var. Nov. (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta), And Additional Records Of Halimeda Species From: Puerto Rico

Ballantine DL



Abstract

A new species, Halimeda hummii, and a new variety of Halimeda cryptica Colinvaux and Graham both originally collected from the edge of the continental shelf on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico are newly described. The new species is irregular in its segment morphology and is the smallest species of Halimeda presently known. Halimeda cryptica var. acerifolia from deep water possesses distinctive segments resembling maple leaves. Halimeda copiosa Goreau and Graham and typical H. cryptica are also collected in deep water and are newly recorded from Puerto Rico.

Meta-data
Depth range
16- 91 m

Mesophotic “mentions”

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Classification
* Presents original data
* Reports new species
* Focused on `mesophotic` depth range
* Focused on `mesophotic coral ecosystem`

Fields
Biodiversity
Taxonomy

Focusgroups
Algae (Macro, Turf and Crustose Coralline)

Locations
Puerto Rico

Platforms
SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)

Author profiles
David Ballantine ( 11 pubs)