Thick lobed algae sprawling over rock surface. Utricles (bud-like structure on algal surface) are long and constricted slightly about a quarter of the way from the tip giving rise to a bulbous shape with a flat-rounded tip. Dark green. Up to 1 cm high and 15 cm across (thallus).
Like all Codium species, 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.
Mid to low rocky intertidal on moderate-rough water coasts, to depth of about 1 m.
Kenya, South Africa, Japan and Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed