seen? This 'holey' brown seaweed is sometimes seen often
anchored in bare sand in calm shallow areas near reefs on our Southern
Features: Each clump about 6-10cm.
The seaweed is made up of fleshy but narrow strips perforated regularly
with many holes of various sizes, forming contorted mesh- or net-like clumps. When
young, the seaweed is an irregular sphere. Usually a light or golden
brown. 'Clathratus' means 'latticed'.
Human uses: It is eaten by people
as a salad mixed with vegetables or as a spice. It is also used as
animal feed, fertiliser and medicine.
Pulau Hantu, Mar 10
*Seaweed species are
difficult to positively identify without microscopic examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
brown seaweeds on Singapore shores
species recorded for Singapore
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