fan green seaweed
Forming clusters of flat velvety fans, this seaweed is sometimes seen
on some of our shores, in coral rubble areas.
Features: Several circular blades (3-4cm
wide) that are flat and not frilly or crinkled, on a stalk. Usually
growing in clusters of 5-10 or more blades. The flexible blade is
made up of a tangle of tiny filaments that give it a velvety texture.
Usually olive green to dark green.
According to AlgaeBase
there are more than 30 current Avrainvillea species.
Sometimes confused with other
fan-shaped green seaweeds. Here's more on how
to tell apart fan-shaped green seaweeds.
Sentosa, Jun 05
Tengah, May 11
are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
fan green seaweed on Singapore shores
- Lee Ai Chin, Iris U. Baula, Lilibeth N. Miranda and Sin Tsai Min ; editors: Sin Tsai Min and Wang Luan Keng, A photographic guide to the marine algae of Singapore, 2015. Tropical Marine Science Institute, 201 pp.
- Pham, M.
N., H. T. W. Tan, S. Mitrovic & H. H. T. Yeo, 2011. A
Checklist of the Algae of Singapore, 2nd Edition. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore,
Singapore. 99 pp. Uploaded 1 October 2011. [PDF, 1.58 MB].