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Halimeda pygmaea and Halimeda pumila (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta): two new dwarf species from fore reef slopes in Fiji and the Bahamas
Verbruggen, H.; Littler, D.S.; Littler, M. M. (2007). Halimeda pygmaea and Halimeda pumila (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta): two new dwarf species from fore reef slopes in Fiji and the Bahamas. Phycologia 46(5): 513-520. dx.doi.org/10.2216/07-01.1
In: Phycologia. International Phycological Society: London. ISSN 0031-8884, more
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Keywords
    Anatomy; Morphology (plant); Taxonomy; Bryopsidales [WoRMS]; Halimeda cryptica Conlivaux & E.A.Graham, 1964 [WoRMS]; Halimeda pumila Verbruggen, D.S.Littler & M.M.Littler, 2007 [WoRMS]; Halimeda pygmaea Verbruggen, D.S.Littler & M.M.Littler, 2007 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Anatomy; Bryopsidales; Halimeda cryptica; Halimeda pumila; Halimeda pygmaea; Molecular phylogeny; Morphology; Taxonomy; tufA

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  • Verbruggen, H., more
  • Littler, D.S.
  • Littler, M. M.

Abstract
    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.

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