Thick algae with long cylindrical branches arising in a forked pattern on one plane (distichous) tapering slightly at tips. Dark green. Up to 50 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.
Tidal pools, and subtidal reefs in moderate to rough waters, to depth of about 30 m.
New Zealand and southern Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed