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Codium prostratum Levring

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Codiaceae
Genus Codium

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Codium prostratum Levring
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Codium prostratum Levring KwaZulu-Natal
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Publication details
Codium prostratum Levring 1938: 16-17, figs. 8A-D, pl. IV: fig. 11

Published in: Levring, T. (1938). Verzeichnis einiger Chlorophyceen und Phaeophyceen von Südafrika. Lunds Universitets Årsskrift, Ny Följd, Andra Afdelningen 34(9): 1-25, 10 figs, pls I-IV.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Codium is Codium tomentosum Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), prostrate.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Codium vaughanii Børgesen 1940

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996) the name Codium tomentosum has been misapplied to this species by Jadin (1935: 157 (in part)).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Isipingo Beach, near Durban, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 861).

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Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Verbruggen, H. & Costa, J.F. (2015). Molecular survey of Codium species diversity in southern Madagascar . Cryptogamie Algologie 36(2): 171-187.

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