Green Sea Fingers

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Scientific Name: Codium fragile

Number of Branches: 3

Blade/Leaf Width: 11.81” (30cm) total width           

Distribution: Codium fragile originates in the Pacific Ocean near Japan and has become an invasive species on the coasts of the Northern Atlantic Ocean.

Description: Codium fragile, known commonly as green sea fingers, or dead man's fingers is dark green in color. It appears as a fuzzy patch of tubular fingers. These formations hang down from rocks during low tide, hence the nickname "dead man's fingers". The "fingers" are branches up to a centimeter wide and sometimes over 30 centimeters long. Codium fragile occurs in the low intertidal zone, and subtidal on high-energy beaches.

 

Live green sea fingers on a sandy seabed