Original paper

Validation of names of four Hawaiian species of Codium (Chlorophyta)

Silva, Paul C.; Chacana, Max E.

Abstract

The names of four recently described Hawaiian species of Codium are validated by reference to the original descriptions and illustrations together with the designation of holotypes. The four validated names are Codium campanulatum, C. desultorium, C. hawaiiense, and C. intermedium. Three species (C. desultorium, C. hawaiiense, and C. intermedium) are known only from relatively deep water (45?90 m) in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands while C. campanulatum is known only from depths of 56?186 m off Moloka'i and Maui.

Keywords

codiummauimidway atollmoloka 'inecker islandnomenclaturenorthwestern hawaiian islands