Acanthocodium fragile Suringar 1867

Codium fragile (Suringar) Hariot

Current name: Codium fragile (Suringar) Hariot
Groton, Connecticut, USA; low intertidal to subtidal - 13 September 2007. Courtnay Janiak (

Publication Details
Acanthocodium fragile Suringar 1867: 258, no fig.

Published in: Suringar, W.F.R. (1867). Algarum iaponicarum Musei Botanici L.B. index praecursorius. Annales Musei Botanici Lugduno-Batavi 3: 256-259.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Acanthocodium.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Codium fragile (Suringar) Hariot.

Type Information
Type locality: Iaponia: Textor [Japan collected by Textor]; (Suringar 1867: 258) Type: L; 910, 187...1712

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 05 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 29 March 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 29 March 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 28 May 2023

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