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Codium fragile (Suringar) Hariot 1889

A green algae that features a spongy, felty like irregularly dichotomous branched thallus. This seaweed is composed of only a single cell and can repair itself if damaged. It appears fluffy underwater and feels velvet-like out of water due to hundreds of tiny hair-like filaments on its surface.

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What habitats does Codium fragile live in?

Attached to rocks in the subtidal zone

What is the distribution of Codium fragile?

South Eastern Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Codium fragile grow?

Can grow to around 40cm or more

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