Green algae - Codium fragile

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Distribution in scandinavian waters

Maximum length: approx. 30 cm.
Appearance: Codium fragile is a peculiar green algae, that is spongy, leathery, elastic and weighty. As the plant grows, each branch splits into two new branches. The branches are 4-5 mm thick. The surface is densely covered with long colourless hair.
Depth: 0,5-15 m.
Environment: Found on hard bottoms, often in the shade of Marine walls.
Classification: Codium fragile is a member of the green algae group.

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