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Seaweeds > Division Rhodophyta > genus Halymenia
Frilly halymenia red seaweed
Halymenia maculata
Family Halymeniaceae
updated Jan 13

Where seen? Like frilly sheets, clumps of this seaweed is often seen on our Southern shores, attached to coral rubble.

Features: Each blade about 8-10cm long, not translucent, leathery (not slippery) and somewhat stiff. The portion near the base is flat but towards the edges it forms short flat branches with very frilly edges. The surface has little, regular bumps all over it, sometimes giving the seaweed a mottled look. Colours from dull greyish brown to chocolate brown and purplish; also bright yellowish or orangey brown.

Sentosa, Aug 04

Labrador, Jul 05

Labrador, Apr 05

Pulau Jong, Jul 06

Sentosa, Jun 04

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

Frilly halymenia red seaweeds on Singapore shores

Photos of Frilly halymenia red seaweeds for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Pulau Senang, Jun 10


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