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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Plantae | Division Rhodophyta
  Red Algae
Other than chlorophyll, red algae contain red pigments (e.g. phycoerythrin) and orange pigments (e.g. carotene).

Photo by Tan Bee HongRed Encrusting Algae

Encrusting or coralline algae are common on rocks and other rough surfaces. They absorb calcium salts from sea water, forming very hard pink to red encrustations.
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