Verbruggen H., Pauly K. & De Clerck O. (2012)
The new species Codium recurvatum from Tanzania
European Journal of Phycology 47: 216-222


Codium recurvatum is described from material collected on a Tanzanian reef slope. The diminutive species is easily recognized by its unusual morphology, as its thallus consists of several dorsiventrally flattened lobes originating from a central holdfast and curving back towards the substratum. DNA barcodes (rbcL exon 1 and tufA) confirm the distinctness of the species and the phylogenetic placement of the new species is inferred from a concatenated alignment of rbcL and rps3-rpl16 sequences.

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