|The new species Codium recurvatum from Tanzania|In: European Journal of Phycology. Cambridge University Press/Taylor & Francis: Cambridge. ISSN 0967-0262, more
Bryopsidales [WoRMS]; Chlorophyta [WoRMS]; Codium recurvatum Verbruggen, 2012 [WoRMS]; Marine
Bryopsidales; Chlorophyta; Codium recurvatum; molecular phylogeny;morphology; Tanzania; taxonomy
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.