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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Plantae | Division Chlorophyta | Order Siphonales
 

Avrainvillea
Calcified Algae
Family Codiaceae


These are calcified algae growing on rocks and sand.
Avrainvillea is common near reefs.

The fan-like structure is actually the thallus (body) and the holdfast (foot) reaches deep into the soft substrate (height 15cm including holdfast).

Halimeda
Halimeda has green lobes which are flattened and oval, each being 1 to 2cm in breadth.

The sponge-like Codium which grows on rocks, is irregularly shaped and reaches sizes of 8 to 15cm.

Codium
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre