Codium, a genus of marine algae found in the order Bryopsidales, is found in most places worldwide, except for the Arctic and Antarctic. Like most members of Bryopsidales, Codium is siphonous and spreads quickly, often becoming a nuisance algae (Silva, 2008). There are many species within the genus Codium, but most of them are characterized by their spongy texture and the presence of utricles (Huisman et al. 2007). Species vary in color, sizes and shapes. They can be dark green to olive green in color. Different species vary in morphology, including, branched or unbranched, flattened, globose, terete, prostrate, or upright (Huisman et al. 2004).
The genus Codium is diplontic with anisogamous sexual reproduction, which, is …show more content…
However, D 'Amours and Scheibling (2007) observed that trimming Codium fragile stimulates fragmentation and has positive effects on survival compared to untrimmed thalli. This could be explored in a future study with Codium reediae.
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