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Codium taylorii P.C.Silva 1960

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 taylorii P.C.Silva
en su hábitat natural. Foto: Yusimí Alfonso..


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Codium taylorii P.C.Silva en su hábitat natural. Foto: Yusimí Alfonso.

Publication details
Codium taylorii P.C.Silva 1960: 510, pls 112, 118 b, 119, 120 a, 120 b (as 'taylori' )

Published in: Silva, P.C. (1960). Codium (Chlorophyta) of the tropical western Atlantic. Nova Hedwigia 1: 497-536, pls 107-123.

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.

Type information
Type locality: Pass-a-Grille Beach, Pinellas County, Florida, USA (Silva & al. 1996: 863).

Named for William Randolph Taylor (1895-1990), American phycologist.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Misidentified on the coast of Israel as Codium dichotomum, this is the most common species in this area. It may be an adventive species. - (20 Jul 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Distributional notes
This species has been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 273) being first found at Israel prior to 1955, probably by shipping and/or aquaculture activities. It is now widely distributed on the Levantine and N African coasts, but is infrequent. - (6 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
In rock pools at lower mid-littoral levels on moderately wave-exposed shores and also at shallow sublittoral levels (5 m depth) (Tittley et al. 2009). - (25 Mar 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., & Alongi, G. (2014). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Chlorophyta. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 47: 11-436.

Coto, A.C.S.P. & Pupo, D. (2009). Flora ficológica de Estado de São Paulo. Vol. 3. Ulvophyceae. pp. [i]-x, [1]-76, 94 figs. São Carlos: RiMa Editora: FAPESP.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

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., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Verbruggen, H. & Costa, J.F. (2015). Molecular survey of Codium species diversity in southern Madagascar. Cryptogamie Algologie 36(2): 171-187, 10 figs.

Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. [1]-362, many photographs and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.

Zemke-White, W.L. & Ohno, M. (1999). World seaweed utilisation: an end-of-century summary. Journal of Applied Phycology 11: 369-376.

Created: 16 September 1997 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 26 October 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Searles, R.B., Hommersand, M.H. & Amsler, C.D. (1984). The occurrence of Codium fragile subsp. tomentosoides and C. taylorii (Chlorophyta) in North Carolina. Botanica Marina 27: 185-187.

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