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First report, based on morpho-anatomical data, of the green alga Pseudocodium okinawense (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) in the Mediterranean Sea

Ergün Taşkın, Michael J. Wynne and Nida Bakır
From the journal Botanica Marina


The green alga Pseudocodium okinawense is reported for the first time from the Mediterranean Sea. The collection of this species from a 54-m depth on a sandy-mud bottom on August 2017 near Kalkan, Turkey, also represents the first report of the genus Pseudocodium from the Mediterranean. The species was previously reported from southern Japan (type locality, Okinawa), Indonesia, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea. Oil tankers and the several permanent/semi-permanent man-made structures are the likely vectors of introduction.


The present study is a part of the project called “Establishment of the Reference Monitoring Network in Turkey” supported by the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs (MoFWA) (Turkey). The authors are indebted to Ertan Dağlı and Alper Doğan (Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, Turkey) for the collection of benthic material at the station. We thank the two anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments.


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Received: 2018-02-16
Accepted: 2018-05-25
Published Online: 2018-06-15
Published in Print: 2018-07-26

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