Seaweeds > Division Chlorophyta
Photo index of green seaweeds on Singapore shores
Spheres, sausages, blobs

Oval sea grapes
Caulerpa racemosa

Round sea grapes
Caulerpa lentillifera

Big parasol seaweed
Caulerpa peltata

Small parasol seaweed
Caulerpa racemosa
var. peltata

Bell sea grapes
Caulerpa racemosa
var. turbinata
3-8cm. 'Grapes' are spherical, oval, conical, disk-, bell-, club-shaped without a distinct constriction where the 'grape' attaches to the stem. 'Grapes' are loosely arranged on the 'stem'. On coral rubble and rocks. Commonly seen on our Southern shores. 3-8cm. 'Grapes' spherical with a distinct constriction where the 'grape' attaches to the stem. 'Grapes' tightly arranged on the 'stem'. On coral rubble and rocks. Commonly seen on many of our shores. Fleshy umbrella-shaped structures (1-1.5cm) emerging from creeping stem. Bright yellow-green or bluish-green. On coral rubble. Commonly seen on some of our shores. Fleshy umbrella-shaped structures (0.5-1cm) emerging from creeping stem. Bright yellow-green or bluish-green. On coral rubble. Sometimes seen on our Southern shores. Fleshy bell-shaped 'grapes' (0.5-1cm) emerging from creeping stem. Green or bluish-green. On coral rubble near reefs. Sometimes seen on our Southern shores.

Bubble seaweed
Boergesenia forbesii
 

'Taugeh'
seaweed

Neomeris
sp.
Cushion 2-5cm wide, each bead tiny, translucent sphere and are interconnected. Near reefs. Sometimes seen on our Southern shores. 3-4cm. Cluster of 5-8 smooth, shiny translucent bubbles, tear drop or pear-shaped. On coral rubble. Sometimes seen on our Southern shores. 2-3cm. Cluster of smooth, shiny opaque club to cylindrical shapes with rounded ends and tufts of filaments at the tips. On coral rubble. Sometimes seen on our Southern shores.   2-3cm. Cluster of cylindrical shapes with blunt tips. The middle and lower portion is white while the upper ends are bright green and fuzzy at the tips. On coral rubble and stones. Commonly seen on our Southern shores.

Pimply green seaweed
Dictyosphaeria
sp.
     
6-8cm long. A bunch of short thick branches with rounded, knobbly tips. Sometimes small discs. Surface is smooth and slippery. Dark green to olive. Rubble and seagrass meadows near reefs. Sometimes seen on our shores. 5-7cm, irregular blobs. When mature forms clusters of tiny spheres. On rocks. Sometimes seen on undisturbed Southern shores.      

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sheets, ribbons, filaments

feathery,
serrated strips


spheres, sausages, blobs

fans, disks, branched

Red seaweeds

sheets, ribbons


fleshy stems, beads

soft hairy, feathery


hard branching, encrusting

Brown seaweeds

sheets, ribbons


disks, other shapes
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