Overview

Brief Summary

Codium is a genus of seaweed with about 50 species worldwide. It is found in two forms – erect and prostrate. Erect species have long, spongy branches. The prostrate species, on the other hand, form a globular velvety thallus.

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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Depth range based on 1164 specimens in 65 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 464 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 247
  Temperature range (°C): 11.471 - 28.981
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.008 - 7.735
  Salinity (PPS): 34.357 - 38.201
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.032 - 6.200
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.020 - 1.031
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.736 - 8.687

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 247

Temperature range (°C): 11.471 - 28.981

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.008 - 7.735

Salinity (PPS): 34.357 - 38.201

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.032 - 6.200

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.020 - 1.031

Silicate (umol/l): 0.736 - 8.687
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records: 1141
Specimens with Sequences: 389
Specimens with Barcodes: 299
Species: 158
Species With Barcodes: 103
Public Records: 308
Public Species: 92
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Barcode data: Codium cf. latum ASH-021b

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Barcode data: Codium cf. latum ASH-051

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Barcode data: Codium cf. latum RAH-045

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Barcode data: Codium cf. latum MAS2-005

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Barcode data: Codium cf. latum ASH-018

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Barcode data: Codium cf. fragile AU5

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Barcode data: Codium cf. bursa DHO2-176

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Barcode data: Codium cf. latum DHO2-175

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Barcode data: Codium cf. latum DHO2-001

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Barcode data: Codium cf. tenue HV608

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Barcode data: Codium cf. minus DHO2-188

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Barcode data: Codium cf. latum DHO2-177

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Barcode data: Codium cf. minus DHO-015

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Barcode data: Codium cf. latum RAH-046

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Barcode data: Codium cf. latum MAS2-009

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Barcode data: Codium cf. flabellatum DHO-009

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Barcode data: Codium cf. latum DHO-001

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. tenue HV608

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. minus DHO2-188

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. minus DHO-015

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. latum RAH-046

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. latum MAS2-009

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. latum DHO2-177

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. latum DHO2-175

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. latum DHO2-001

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. latum DHO-001

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. latum ASH-051

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. latum ASH-021b

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. latum RAH-045

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. latum MAS2-005

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. latum ASH-018

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. fragile AU5

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. flabellatum DHO-009

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Codium cf. bursa DHO2-176

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data

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Genomic DNA is available from 11 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Auckland
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Genomic DNA is available from 1 specimen with morphological vouchers housed at Museum Victoria
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Wikipedia

Codium

Codium is a genus of seaweed in the Chlorophyta of the Order Bryopsidales. There are about 50 species worldwide. [1]

Description[edit]

The genus has thalli of two forms, either erect or prostrate. The erect plants are dichotomously branched to 40 cm long with branches forming a compact spongy structure, not calcareous. The final branches form a surface layer of close palisade cortex of utricles. The non-erect species form either a prostrate or globular thallus with a velvet-like surface, the final branches forming a close cortex of utricles. [2]

Distribution[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Two of these species are very rare in Ireland. Codium adhaerens has been recorded from a few sites on the west coast and from Tory Island on the north coast in County Donegal. In 1837 it was found in Church Bay in County Antrim,[3] but has not been found there since.

There are other species of "doubtful validity":- Codium amphibium is included in Harvey's Phycologia Britannica Pl.xxxv. and noted as: "spreading in patches of great extent along the edge of the sea, over the surface of a turf-bog which meets the shore at Roundstone Bay" (Ireland).

Worldwide[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ C. van den Hoek, D. G. Mann & M. H. Jahns (1995). Algae: An Introduction to Phycology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-30419-9. 
  2. ^ E. M. Burrows (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. London: Natural History Museum. ISBN 0-565-00981-8. 
  3. ^ Morton,O. 1994. Marine Algae of Northern Ireland. Ulster Museum. ISBN 0 900761 28 8
  4. ^ Abbott, Isabella A (1989). Lembi, Carole A.; Waaland, J. Robert, eds. Algae and human affairs. Cambridge University Press, Phycological Society of America. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-521-32115-0.  Food and food products from seaweeds

General references[edit]

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