Codium spongiosum Harvey Signal Point , Lord Howe Island, Australia
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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.
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).
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).
This is a marine species.
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.
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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