Dead Man’s Fingers/Velvet Codium

Scientific name
Codium fragile
Common names
Dead Man’s Fingers/Velvet Codium
Life on the Edge
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Green Algae
Where to find
Sheltered subtidal reef
Dead Man’s Fingers is a dark green, mop-like alga with distinctive, regularly forked cylindrical branches. Its furry appearance is caused by a profuse covering of hairs. Up to 30 cm long.Dead Man’s Fingers grows in shallow sections of the reef platform and will attach to, and grow on, hard material such as bivalve shells and the reef surface.