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Codium fragile subsp. novae-zelandiae (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva 1956

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 fragile subsp. novae-zelandiae (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva
Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia. 03 Dec 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).


Sarcomenia tenera (Harvey) J.Agardh

Codium fragile subsp. novae-zelandiae (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Codium fragile subsp. novae-zelandiae (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva in P.C. Silva & Womersley 1956: 285, figs 14c, d; 15

Published in: 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.

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.

Codium mucronatum var. novae-zelandiae J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: New Zealand (Silva & Womersley 1956: 285). Lectotype: S. Berggren; LD herb. Agardh 15613 (Silva & Womersley 1956: 285).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Codium mucronatum var. novae-zelandiae J.Agardh 1887
Codium fragile var. novae-zelandiae (J.Agardh) Collins 1912

Taxonomic notes
Plants were often reported as Codium tomentosum in the older literature (e.g., Harvey, 1860: 339) (Guiry, pers. comm.).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Armitage, P.R., Nelson, W.A. & Sutherland, J.E. (2017). Mismatch of morphological and molecular identifications in native and invasive subspecies of Codium fragile (Bryopsidophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 53(1): 218-229, 7 figs, 2 tables.

Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.

Croce, M.E., Diaz-Tapia, P. & Verbruggen, H. (2018). Molecular systematics of the siphonous green algal genus Codium in eastern Victoria, Australia. Cryptogamie Algologie 39(4): 391-407.

Miravalles, A.B., Leonardi, P.I. & Cáceres, E.J. (2011). Male gametogenesis ultrastructure of Codium fragile subsp. novae-zelandiae (Bryopsidophyceae, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 50(4): 370-378.

Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. [1]-328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.

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