species: Valonia fastigiata in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Valonia fastigiata

©Anne Hoggett: Valonia fastigiata near Horseshoe Reef, Lizard Island. The plant is about 10 cm in diameter.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Chlorophyta
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Cladophorales
Family Valoniaceae
Genus Valonia
Species Valonia fastigiata

Distinguishing features

Each thallus is a single balloon-like cell ranging from a few millimetres to about a centimetre long. Groups of thalli form thick mats that adhere strongly to the substrate.


  • 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

  • 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.