This small patch of fuzzy green seaweeds is sometimes seen on our
Southern shores growing near reefs.
Features: Small clumps, made up
of fine, short filaments that branch in all directions. They form a spongy mass that is slightly crunchy to the touch. Bright green.
According to AlgaeBase,
there are about 6 current Boodlea species.
Pulau Semakau East, Jul 15
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on facebook.
*Species are difficult to positively identify
without close examination of internal parts.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
green seaweeds on Singapore shore
species recorded for Singapore
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