This fine feathery red seaweed is sometimes seen on our Southern shores,
attached to hard things on sandy areas including tubeworm tubes.
Features: Clusters of short feathery
'stems' (2-4cm long). Each 'stem' has side branches covered in fine
filaments that result in a feathery appearance. Usually reddish-brown,
maroon sometimes with greenish tinge.
Pulau Hantu, May 05
Pulau Sudong, Dec 09
Pulau Semakau, Sep 05
St. John's Island, Aug 08
*Seaweed species are
difficult to positively identify without microscopic examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
red seaweeds on Singapore shores
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