Colaconema reticulatum Batters 1896

Colacodictyon reticulatum (Batters) Feldmann

Current name: Colacodictyon reticulatum (Batters) Feldmann
Spain, Galicia, Ría de Arousa, 1995, microscope, on Desmarestia dudresnayiIgnacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Colaconema reticulatum Batters 1896: 8

Published in: Batters, E.A.L. (1896). Some new British marine algae. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 34: 6-11.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Colaconema is Colaconema bonnemaisoniae Batters.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Colacodictyon reticulatum (Batters) Feldmann.

Type Information
Type locality: Moville Bay, Co. Donegal, Ireland; (Brodie & Irvine 2003: 44) Lectotype: W. Sawers; Oct. 1853; In frond of Desmarestia dresnayi Lamouroux ex Léman; BM; Slide 7878 (Brodie & Irvine 2003: 44) Notes: Brodie & Irvine (2003: 44) note that Batters gave 1852 as date of collection but herbarium sheet has 1853.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), reticulate, netted, marked with a network (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 29 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 23 March 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 23 March 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 19 June 2024

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