Velvet sponge weed

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Velvet sponge weed also belongs to the group of green algae referred to as Codium. Like dead man’s fingers, it has a firm but spongy texture that feels like velvet, hence the name. Velvet sponge weed however has an irregular shape which resembles a small mound, generally less than 10 cm high. This alga is widespread but it is primarily found in warmer seas. Another similar alga is the velvet golf ball.