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Seaweeds > Division Rhodophyta
Corny red seaweed
Palisada perforata*
Family Rhodomeiaceae
Updated Oct 15

Where seen? This purple maroon seaweed with tiny rows of bumps is sometimes seen on our Southern shores.

Features: Branching 'stems' (4-7cm long). Each 'stem' covered with tiny bumps that has a sunken pit at the tip. The bumps are arranged in rows almost like corn. Colour shades of purple from greenish to dark purple to purplish pink.

Terumbu Bemban, Apr 11

Sunken pit at the tip of the bumps.

*Seaweed species are difficult to positively identify without microscopic examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Corny red seaweeds on Singapore shores

Photos of Corny red seaweeds for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Links References
  • Lee Ai Chin, Iris U. Baula, Lilibeth N. Miranda and Sin Tsai Min ; editors: Sin Tsai Min and Wang Luan Keng, A photographic guide to the marine algae of Singapore, 2015. Tropical Marine Science Institute, 201 pp.
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