Species Factsheet

Codium fragile

Details

Complete name: Codium fragile ssp. tomentosoides (van Goor) P.C. Silva, 1955
Taxonomy: Chlorophyta » Chlorophyta » Bryopsidophyceae » Bryopsidales » Codiaceae » Codium fragile
Authors: B. S. Galil
Last updated: November 6th, 2006

Common Names

Green sea fingers, dead man's fingers, green fleece.

Synonyms

Codium fragile

Short Description

A large marine green algae that may attain 1 m in length. The cylindrical branches of the algae branch dichotomously, anchored to the substrate in a spongy basal holdfast.