parasol green seaweed
Caulerpa racemosa var.
This green seaweed with tiny fleshy 'umbrellas' is sometimes seen
on our Southern shores. On coral rubble near living reefs, in small
Features: Forms structures that
look like tiny fleshy umbrellas; with a thick circular portion (about
0.5-1cm across) on a little stalk. These little umbrellas emerge along
the length of a 'horizontal root' that creeps over the surface. Various shades
of green to bluish-green.
This is probably a variety of Oval sea grapes
Sometimes confused with similar
green seaweeds. Here's more on how to tell
apart some green seaweeds.
Sisters Island, Aug 07
Raffles Lighthouse, Jul 06
Pulau Jong, Jul 06
Sentosa, Jun 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
parasol green seaweeds on Singapore shores
Terumbu Pempang Laut, Aug 16
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on facebook.
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