Halopeltis willisii

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Taxonavigation: Rhodymeniales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Rhodymeniophycidae
Ordo: Rhodymeniales

Familia: Rhodymeniaceae
Genus: Halopeltis
Species: Halopeltis willisii


Halopeltis willisii Freshwater & G.W.Saunders, in Schneider, Freshwater & Saunders 2012

  • Type locality: Southwest Ledge, Onslow Bay, North Carolina, USA.
  • Holotype: A. Poray NCweed-178; 30 June 2009; 27 m on rock. UNB.
  • Named for "James Newman Willis III, 'Capt. Jim,' US Bureau of Commercial Fisheries and National Marine Fisheries researcher, coastal advocate and historian scholar of North Carolina’s Outer Banks."


  • Schneider, C.W., Freshwater, D.W. & Saunders, G.W. 2012. First report of Halopeltis (Rhodophyta, Rhodymeniaceae) from the non-tropical Northern Hemisphere: H. adnata (Okamura) comb. nov. from Korea, and H. pellucida sp. nov. and H. willisii sp. nov. from the North Atlantic. Algae 27: 95–108, 5 figs. Reference page. : 101, figs 3, 4
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. Halopeltis willisii. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 24 June 2018.