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Codium spongiosum Harvey

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 spongiosum Harvey
Lord Howe Island, Australia. 22 Nov 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Codium spongiosum Harvey
Lord Howe Island, Australia. 21 Nov 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Codium spongiosum Harvey
Lord Howe Island, Australia. 21 Nov 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Codium spongiosum Harvey
Codium flats , Lord Howe Island, Australia. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Codium spongiosum Harvey
Codium spongiosum Signal Point , Lord Howe Island, Australia. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Codium spongiosum Harvey
Signal Point, Lord Howe Island, Australia. 21 Nov 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Codium spongiosum Harvey
Signal Point , Lord Howe Island, Australia. 21 Nov 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Codium spongiosum Harvey

Codium spongiosum Harvey
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Chlorodesmis formosana Yamada

Codium spongiosum Harvey Codium spongiosum Signal Point , Lord Howe Island, Australia
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Publication details
Codium spongiosum Harvey 1855: 565

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Some account of the marine botany of the colony of western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 22: 525-566.
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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), spongy, porous, soft like a wet sponge (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Codium pugniforme Okamura 1915
Codium spongiosum var. mauritianum Børgesen 1940
Codium mauritianum (Børgesen) Børgesen 1946

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996) the following names have been misapplied to this species: Codium difforme by Jadin (1935: 157) and Codium mamillosum by Levring (1938: 16).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: King George’s Sound, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 862). Lectotype: TCD, Herb. Harvey Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 577 (Womersley 1984: 230). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting P.C. Silva & Womersley (1956: 268) for more information on the lectotype locality of this species.

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Key references
Kraft, G.T. (2007). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 1. Green algae. pp. [i-iv], v-vi, 1-347, 110 text-figs; 11 pls. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study & CSIRO Publishing.

Oliveira-Carvalho, M. de F. de, Pereira, S.M.B. & Pedroche, F.F. (2010). Taxonomy and distribution of the green algal genus Codium (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) in Brazil. Nova Hedwigia 91: 87-109.

Oliveira-Carvalho, M.F., Oliveira, M.C., Pereira, S.M.B. & Verbruggen, H. (2012). Phylogenetic analysis of Codium species from Brazil, with the description of the new species C. pernambucensis (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 47(4): 355-365.

Silva, P.C. & Chacana, M.E. (2015). Codiaceae. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 103-113. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Silva, P.C. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1956). The genus Codium (Chlorophyta) in southern Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 4: 261-289, 16 figs, 3 plates.

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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