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Robust red seaweed
Solieria robusta
Family Solieriaceae

updated Sep 2019
Where seen? This fleshy seaweed is commonly seen on many of our shores, in small clumps among living reefs, on rubble, also sandy areas near seagrass meadows.

Features: Cluster (10-15cm long) of thick, succulent cylindrical 'stems' with tapering tips and regular branches. Sometimes, there are bumps on the stems. These are the reproductive structures of the seaweed. Colours reddish or yellowish brown. The clusters are small and scattered.

Pulau Sekudu, Jul 04

Pulau Sekudu, Jul 05

Tuas, Mar 06

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

Robust red seaweeds on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Coney Island, Feb 19
Photo shared by Richard Kuah on facebook.

Pulau Senang, Jun 10

Solieria species recorded for Singapore
Pham, M. N., H. T. W. Tan, S. Mitrovic & H. H. T. Yeo, 2011. A Checklist of the Algae of Singapore.

  Solieria robusta

Links References
  • Pham, M. N., H. T. W. Tan, S. Mitrovic & H. H. T. Yeo, 2011. A Checklist of the Algae of Singapore, 2nd Edition. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 99 pp. Uploaded 1 October 2011. [PDF, 1.58 MB].
  • Huisman, John M. 2000. Marine Plants of Australia University of Western Australia Press. 300pp.
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