Sailor's Eyeball (species: Valonia ventricosa) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Valonia ventricosa
Sailor's Eyeball

©Lyle Vail: Valonia ventricosa at the lagoon bommie, Lizard Island.

©Barbara Banks: Valonia ventricosa at Lizard Island

©Lyle Vail: Sailor's Eyeball in an underhang at Day Reef, with encrusting algae on its surface
Kingdom Plantae
Division Chlorophyta
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Cladophorales
Family Valoniaceae
Genus Valonia
Species Valonia ventricosa



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 6 cm (diameter)



Web resources


  • Price, I.A., A.W.D. Larkum and A. Bailey (1976). Appendix: Check list of marine benthic plants collected in the Lizard Island area, Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 3: 3-8. LIRS catalog number 191.