Acrochaetium codii Hamel
Acrochaetium codii Hamel 1927: 30, 92, fig. 97
Published in: Hamel, G. (1927). Recherches sur les genres Acrochaetium Naeg. et Rhodochorton Naeg. Published Ph.D. thesis. pp. i-v, 1-117, 47 figs. Saint-Lô: Imprimerie R. Jaqueline, rue des Images, 23.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Colaconema caespitosum (J.Agardh) Jackelman, Stegenga & J.J.Bolton
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), living on the genus Codium.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
G. Furnari writes (e-mail, 7 April 2010): "Acrochaetium codii was described by Hamel (1927: 30) who, however, attributed it to (P. et H. Crouan) Bornet. But, Bornet never published that combination and the intended basionym 'Callithamnion codii P. et H. Crouan (1860: 368)' is a nomen nudum. Consequently, the species should be attributed to only Hamel.
In Cecere E., Petrocelli A., Alongi G., Saracino O.D., Cormaci M. & G. Furnari (2000), Marine benthic flora of the Gargano promontory (Adriatic Sea, southern Italy). Flora Mediterranea, 10: 325-347, I proposed at page 335 the combination Audouinella codii (Hamel) G. Furnari since that previously proposed by Garbary was invalid because it was based on the nomen nudum Callithamnion codii P. et H. Crouan.". Under Art. 41.4 of the ICN, Acrochaetium codii can be regarded as a new name validated by Hamel's (1927:30) description and is treated as such by INA. - (7 Apr 2010) - M.D. Guiry
Acrochaetium codii is probbaly part of a species complex that includes A. caespitosum, A. botryocarpum, and A rhizoideum (Guiry, pers. comm.) the species limits of which remain to be resolved. Furnari & Cormaci (2016: 242) refer the name to the synonymy of Colaconema codii.
Combination previously proposed by Børgesen, 1915:56, with basionym Callithamnion codii Croaun frat. 1860, inval. The former combination is invalid: lacking description and its basionym is invalid [INA] - (14 Mar 2016) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Furnari, G. & Cormaci, M. (2016). Nomenclatural and taxonomic observations on ‘Callithamnion codii’ (Rhodophyta: Colaconematales). Webbia 71: 241-244.
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 April 2019.