species: Boergesenia forbesii in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Boergesenia forbesii

©Anne Hoggett: Bornetella sp. in just a few centimetres of water at low tide near Bird Islet, Lizard Island Group. The longest thallus is 2.5 cm.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Chlorophyta
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Cladophorales
Family Valoniaceae
Genus Boergesenia
Species Boergesenia forbesii

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine Plants of Australia: revised edition University of Western Australia Publishing.

Other references

  • Grzymbowski, Y., K. Stemmer and H. Waegele (2007). On a new Ercolania Trinchese, 1872 (Opisthobranchia, Sacoglossa, Limapontiidae) living within Boergesenia Feldmann, 1950 (Cladophorales), with notes on anatomy, histology and biology, Zootaxa, 1577: 3-16. LIRS catalog number 1069.
  • 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.