Seaweeds > Division Chlorophyta
Photo index of green seaweeds on Singapore shores
Sheets, ribbons, filaments


Bee hoon
seaweed

Chaetomorpha sp.

Hairy
seaweed

Bryopsis
sp.

Fuzzy green seaweed
Boodlea sp.
   
Filaments long (40cm or more). Filaments fine, unbranched but tangled. Grows entangled among seagrasses, other seaweeds. Light to dark green to olive. May be seasonally abundant. Commonly seen on many of our shores. Clump of filaments medium length (6-8cm). Filaments fine straight and hair-like or feather-like. May be seasonally abundant. Shades of green, sometimes bluish or olive. On coral rubble, sometimes sandy areas. Commonly seen on many of our shores. Clump 4-5cm wide, made up of fine, short filaments that branch in all directions. Bright green. Near reefs. Sometimes seen on some of our shores.    

Sea lettuce
Ulva
sp.

Sea lettuce
Ulva
sp.

Turf
green seaweed

Enteromorpha
sp.
   
Sheet flat, thin, translucent, glossy, smooth usually entire without many holes. Can grow to 10cm wide or more. Bright green. May be seasonally abundant. On rocks and coral rubble. Commonly seen on our Northern shores. Strips flat, thin, translucent, glossy, smooth, narrow (2cm wide) long (20cm or longer) with many holes. Bright green. May be seasonally abundant. On rocks and coral rubble. Commonly seen on our Northern shores. Clumps of cylindrical filaments or 'stems' 3-8cm to 10cm long, 0.2-0.5cm in diameter. Bright green. On sand, rocks and coral rubble. Sometimes seen on many of our shores.    
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soft hairy, feathery


hard branching, encrusting

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