fan green seaweed
These solitary stalked green fans are sometimes seen on some of our
shores, sticking out of the ground here and there. Usually in coral
Features: A paddle-shaped blade
(4-5cm wide), usually growing alone, sometime a few near one another.
The blade is flat and not ruffled, and may be divided into four or
more 'wings'. The flexible blade is made up of a tangle of tiny filaments
that give it a velvety texture. The blade is held up on a stiff stalk
that may be buried in sand or wedged into crevices.
The stalk can be quite long (up to 10cm long), with only a short portion
sticking out above the surface. Sometimes, the single blade is divided
into three or four 'wings'. Usually dark green sometimes with pale
or yellowish edges.
Sometimes, tiny Strawberry
slugs (Costasiella sp.) are found on this seaweed.
Sometimes confused with other
fan-shaped green seaweeds. Here's more on how
to tell apart fan-shaped green seaweeds.
Kusu Island, Jun 05
Chek Jawa, May 05
Pulau Sekudu, Jan 06
divided into four or more 'wings'.
*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
fan green seaweeds on Singapore shores
Pulau Pawai, Dec 09
Pulau Sudong, Dec 09
Pulau Berkas, May 10
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