Codium spongiosum Harvey 1855

Publication Details
Codium spongiosum Harvey 1855: 565

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Some account of the marine botany of the colony of western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 22: 525-566.

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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
Lectotype locality: King George’s Sound, Western Australia; (Silva & al. 1996: 862) Lectotype: TCD, Herb. Harvey; Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 577 (Womersley 1984: 230) Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting P.C. Silva & Womersley (1956: 268) for more information on the lectotype locality of this species.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), spongy, porous, soft like a wet sponge (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 02 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 17 January 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 January 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 July 2024

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