strap brown seaweed
seen? This broad strap-like seaweed is sometimes seen on
our Southern shores, attached to rocks and coral rubble.
Features: Clumps of flat blades
2-4cm wide and 10-15cm long. The broad strap-like blades branch irregularly
near the ends on the same plane into flat strips. Tips squarish or
irregularly ragged. There is no "vein" down the centre of
the blade. Colours golden, yellowish to reddish brown.
Cyrene Reef, Aug 10
*Seaweed species are
difficult to positively identify without microscopic examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
strap brown seaweed on Singapore shores