|Kingdom Plantae | Division Phaeophyta | Order Dictyotales|
in Division Phaeophyta are the brown algae. The brown pigments tend to mask
the green chlorophyll present.
The disc-like fronds of the Mermaid's Fan, a common brown algae, are banded concentrically and attached by a holdfast usually to rocks. (Each fan 3-4cm diameter).
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