Codium tomentosum Stackhouse 1797

Codium tomentosum Stackhouse

Current name: Codium tomentosum Stackhouse
Codium tomentosum - 27 December 2013. Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Codium tomentosum Stackhouse 1797: xxiv

Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1797). Nereis britannica; continens species omnes fucorum in insulis britannicis crescentium: descriptione latine et anglico, necnon iconibus ad vivum depictis... Fasc. 2. pp. ix-xxiv, 31-70, pls IX-XIII. Bathoniae [Bath] & Londini [London]: S. Hazard; J. White.

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

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type Information
Neotype locality: Acton Castle, Cornwall, England; (Silva 1955: 571) Neotype: LINN; (Silva 1955: 571) Notes: "Type. 'On the Devonshire and Cornwall Coasts: on the Long Rock between Marazion and Pensance1 plentiful. Hon. Mr. Wenman' (specimen not located). In the absence of the holotype, I have selected as neotype a specimen in the Linnean Society collected at Acton Castle, presumably by Stackhouse."

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), tomentose, i.e., thickly and evenly covered with short more or less adpressed curled or curved matted hairs (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 06 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 28 March 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 March 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 23 May 2024

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