Valonia

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Taxonavigation

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order: Siphonocladales
Family: Valoniaceae
Genus: Valonia
Species: V. aegagropila - V. barbadensis - V. caespitosa - V. fastigiata - V. macrophysa - V. nutrix - V. oblongata - V. trabeculata - V. utricularis - V. ventricosa


Introduction

Alga that is part of the Valonia genus are commonly referred to as Bubble Algae. Can be problematic in a marine aquarium and it can encroach over desirable corals, causing them to recede and eventually to die.

Characteristics

Classification

The Valonia genus consists of 10 different species[1]:

Gallery

Resources

References

  1. (http://www.algaebase.org): Guiry, M.D., Guiry, G.M, Algae Base, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2007, Retrieved: 13 June 2008, http://www.algaebase.org/browse/taxonomy/?id=8215.