Oyster Thief ©Roland Chiasson
Oyster Thief ©Roland Chiasson
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Oyster Thief or Codium

Voleur d’huîtres ou Codium fragile

Codium fragile

  • Description Description Icon
    This green alga from Japan lives underwater and sometimes can be found washed up on the shore bleached white. Fleece-like to the touch with a green thick and spongy y-shaped cylindrical branches, 3 to 10 mm in diameter. It can grow to 90 cm long.
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  • Interesting Fact Interesting Fact Icon
    Attaches itself to the bottom with a strong holdfast, sometimes may cause oyster and other shells to which it is attached to float away.