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Seaweeds > Division Chlorophyta
Fuzzy green seaweed
Boodlea
sp.*
Family Boodleaceae
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? 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.

Cyrene Reef, Mar 07

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 display.

Fuzzy green seaweeds on Singapore shore

Photos of Fuzzy green seaweeds for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Boodlea species recorded for Singapore
Pham, M. N., H. T. W. Tan, S. Mitrovic & H. H. T. Yeo, 2011. A Checklist of the Algae of Singapore.

  Boodlea composita
Boodlea montagnei

Links References
  • 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].
  • Huisman, John M. 2000. Marine Plants of Australia University of Western Australia Press. 300pp.
  • Calumpong, H. P. & Menez, E. G., 1997.Field Guide to the Common Mangroves, Seagrasses and Algae of the Philippines. Bookmark, Inc., the Philippines. 197 pp.
  • Trono, Gavino. C. Jr., 1997. Field Guide and Atlas of the Seaweed Resources of the Philippines.. Bookmark, Inc., the Philippines. 306 pp.
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