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Seaweeds > Division Chlorophyta
Fluffy green seaweeds
Caulerpa verticillata*
Family Caulerpaceae
updated Jan 13
Where seen? This small fluffy seaweed is sometimes seen on some of our shores, growing on coral rubble in sparse clumps covering an area of 10-20cm.

Features: Structures (1-2cm long) comprising a stack of 2-4 circlets of short filaments. Light green to reddish green.

Chek Jawa, Jul 05

Labrador, Apr 10

Circlet of short filaments.

*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.

Fluffy green seaweeds on Singapore shores

Photos of Fluffy green seaweeds for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

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].
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