Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

Codium fragile:   Dead Man's Fingers

Codium fragile is a dark green siphonous alga that lives in the intertidal zone. It is a fuzzy-looking patch of tubular "fingers" that hang down from the rocks when the tide is out, giving it the common name Dead Man's Fingers.

  • Phylum Chlorophyta
  • Class Chlorophyceae
  • Order Codiales
  • Family Codiaceae

Kathy's Codium pages                                                          copyright Kathy Tyson 1996.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009