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Intertidal flora and fauna

Seagrasses
  Family Hydrocharitaceae (marine species only)
  Enhalus acoroides/Enhalus koenigii (Tape seagrass)
Halophila decipiens
(Hairy spoon seagrass)
Halophila ovalis
and Halophila minor (Spoon seagrass)
Thalassia hemprichii (Sickle seagrass)
  Family Potamogetonaceae
  Cymodocea rotundata (Smooth ribbon seagrass)
Cymodocea serrulata
(Serrated ribbon seagrass)
Halodule pinifolia
and Halodule univervis (Needle seagrass)
Syringodium isoetifolium (Noodle seagrass)

Seaweeds
  Division Chlorophyta Green seaweeds

Round sea grapes
Caulerpa lentillifera

Family Caulerpaceae

Oval sea grapes seaweed
Caulerpa racemosa
Family Caulerpaceae

Big parasol
green seaweed

Caulerpa peltata
Family Caulerpaceae

Pimply green seaweed Dictyosphaeria sp.
Family Siphonocladaceae

Zipper green seaweed
Caulerpa cupressoides
Family Caulerpaceae

Serrated green
seaweed

Caulerpa serrulata
Family Caulerpaceae

Broad feathery
green seaweed

Caulerpa sertularioides
Family Caulerpaceae

Narrow feathery
green seaweed

Caulerpa taxifolia

Family Caulerpaceae

Hairy green seaweed
Bryopsis sp.
Family Bryopsidaceae

Bee hoon green seaweed Chaetomorpha sp.
Family Cladophoraceae

Sea lettuce
Ulva sp.
Family Ulvaceae

Solitary fan green seaweed Avrainvillea erecta
Family Udoteaceae

White-stemmed seaweed
Neomeris sp.
Family Dasycladaceae

Bubble green seaweed Boergesenia forbesii
Family Siphonocladaceae

Green sea sausage seaweed
Bornetella sp.
Family Dasycladaceae

Big coin green seaweed
Halimeda sp.
Family Halimedaceae

Small coin green seaweed
Halimeda sp.
Family Halimedaceae

  Division Rhodophyta Red seaweeds

Spiny red seaweed Acanthophora sp.
Family Rhodomeiaceae

Knobbly agar-agar
seaweed

Gracilaria salicornia
Family Gracilariaceae

Branching halymenia
red seaweed

Halymenia sp.
Family Halymeniales

Feathery halymenia
red seaweed

Halymenia sp.
Family Halymeniales

Flat halymenia
red seaweed

Halymenia sp.
Family Halymeniales

Encrusting
coraline algae

Family Corallinaceae

Flat pom pom
coraline algae

Family Corallinaceae

Thick pom pom
coraline algae

Family Corallinaceae

Robust red seaweed
Soliera robusta

Family Solieriaceae

Lacy red seaweed
awaiting identification

Broad strap red seaweed
awaiting identification

Prickly red seaweed
awaiting identification

  Division Phaeophyta Brown seaweeds

Mermaid's fan seaweed Padina sp.
Family Dictyotaceae

Sargassum seaweed Sargassum sp.
Family Sargassaceae

Pyramid seaweed
Turbinaria
sp.
Family Sargassaceae

Strap brown seaweed
Dictyota sp.
Family Dictyotaceae
 
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