tail red seaweed
These beautiful feathery seaweeds are sometimes seen in on our Southern
shores, attached to coral rubble near reefs. In another part of its
lifecycle, could it look like the Cotton candy
Features: Clusters of feathery
'stems' (6-8cm long). Each 'stem' has side branches covered in fine
filaments that result in a feathery appearance resembling the tail
of a cat or a feather duster. Colours pinkish, maroon sometimes purplish.
According to AlgaeBase,
there are currently 3 Aspargopsis species.
Human uses: It is used as animal feed, fertiliser and human food.
It is also reported to have antibacterial and antibiotic properties,
and to be used to treat livestock diseases.
Sentosa, Mar 05
*Seaweed species are
difficult to positively identify without microscopic examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
tail red seaweeds on Singapore shores
species recorded for Singapore
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