Codium fragile subsp. fragile(Suringar) Hariot


The species Codium fragile subsp. fragile belongs to:


Photos of Codium fragile subsp. fragile (1):

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Photo of Codium fragile subsp. fragile
Patch growing in upper sublittoral Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: Thallus has a spongy consistence, axes with a round circumference, and is dichotomously branched. It occurs most frequently in shallow and sheltered waters, and individuals can become relatively large (20-30 cm tall). This is an introduced species to the North Atlantic, and has been present in Norway at least since the 1930s. It is separated from Codium vermilara by each utricle ending in a pointed mucron, and by having no more than two hairs or hair scars situated below the shoulder of the utricle.

Closest relatives

Other species in the same genus (Codium):