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Seaweeds > Division Chlorophyta > Genus Caulerpa
Bottlebrush green seaweeds
Caulerpa webbiana*
Family Caulerpaceae
updated Jan 13

Where seen? This green seaweed is sometimes seen in clumps covering an area of about 20cm, on coral rubble among seagrasses on our Southern shores.

Features: Each stem about 4-6cm long with tiny bristles made up of many branched fine filaments, arranged in whorls around the central 'stem' to give the overall appearance of a stiff bottlebrush. Green to olive green.

Labrador, May 05

Labrador, Mar 05

Labrador, May 05

Labrador, May 05

Cyrene Reef, Oct 07

*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.

Bottlebrush green seaweeds on Singapore shores

Photos of Bottlebrush green seaweeds for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Links References
  • Huisman, John M. 2000. Marine Plants of Australia University of Western Australia Press. 300pp.
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