Codium

Codium
Genus of marine green algae usually found in deep pools along rocky coasts.

The threadlike branches are often woven together to form a velvety body sometimes longer than 12 in. (30 cm). In some species the body has visible branches; in others it folds in on itself like intestines. Codium is the favourite food of some sea slugs.

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algae
      genus of marine green algae usually found in deep pools along rocky coasts. Essentially filamentous, the multinucleate branches are often woven together to form a velvety pseudothallus. Its length can exceed 30 cm (11.8 inches). In sexual reproduction the male gametes are small, contain one or two chloroplasts, and have two flagella, while the female gametes are larger and have many chloroplasts. Codium is the favourite food of some sea slugs.

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