Taxonomy

Codium fragile subsp. tomentosoides | Green Sea Fingers

Distribution

Status

Native status

Non-native

First reported in the wild

1950

Invasiveness

Invasive species - risk of Medium Impact

Irish status

Established

Introduction pathways - 1

Uncertain

Invasive score

16

NAPRA Ireland risk assessed

No

Species Biology

Identification

Dark green alga.

Habitat

Marine

Mechanism of impact

Competition, Bio-fouling

Broad environment

Marine

Species group

Plant

Native region

Temperate Asia

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Date of first record category

1941-1950

Fifty year date category

1901-1950

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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How can you help

Report any sightings to the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

Further information

Delivering Alien Invasive Species In Europe (DAISIE) project list this as one of the 100 Worst Invaders in Europe.

References

Publications

Minchin, D. (2007)  A checklist of alien and cryptogenic aquatic species in Ireland. Aquatic Invasions, 2(4), 341-366. 

CABI Datasheet