Codium fragile

Common name: 

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

From Victor Harbor, SA to Ballina, NSW and around Tasmania [11]

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Widespread in cooler temperate marine waters . Lowest eulittoral and uppermost sublittoral1,2

Flower description:



Erect green algae, 5-30 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Image of Codium fragile
Conservation status:


1 Womersley, H. B. S. (1984). “The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part I”. ABRS, Canberra.
2 Guiry, M. D. in Guiry, M. D. and Guiry, G. M. (2014). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication. National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 30 October 2014.