Cladostephus spongiosus (Hudson) C.Agardh 1817

Cladostephus spongiosus (Hudson) C.Agardh

Current name: Cladostephus spongiosus (Hudson) C.Agardh
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower shore sandy pools - 12 August 2002. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Cladostephus spongiosus (Hudson) C.Agardh 1817: xxvi

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1817). Synopsis algarum Scandinaviae, adjecta dispositione universali algarum. pp. [i]-xl, [1]-135. Lundae [Lund]: Ex officina Berlingiana.

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Publication date: Mai-Dec 1817 (p. vii: i Mai 1817)

Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Cladostephus.

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

Conferva spongiosa Hudson

Type Information
Type locality: England; (Silva & al. 1996: 574) Lectotype: BM; (Womersley 1987: 185)

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

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 April 2024

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 April 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 16 July 2024

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