Thick algae with cylindrical branches arranged in an irregular to evenly divided (forked) pattern on one plane (evenly spaced), becoming flattened at branching. Utricles (bud-like structure on branches) are broadly rounded in shape (clavate). Light to medium green. Up to 60 cm long (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.
Subtidal rocky reefs in moderate to slightly rough waters, to depth of 25 m.
Africa, Southern Asia and southern Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed