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A genus of marine, benthic, green algae (division Chlorophyta) belonging to the family Halimedaceae in the order Bryopsidales. Halimeda plants are attached by a holdfast, generally several centimeters high, and consist of calcareous segments separated by flexible, little-calcified nodes. Most species of Halimeda have a distinct, erect habit (see illustration), but some deep-water species have a vinelike growth form. See also: Algae; Bryopsidales
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