Bubble Algae - Valonia & Others
Bubble Algae Profile
Members of the Chlorophyta phylum or green algae group, learn about the identification, characteristics, and care of Bubble Algae or Valonia species and other close relatives that are popular to cultivate, but that can become a nuisance in saltwater aquarium systems.
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Green Bubble - Dictyosphaeria sp.
Browse this key of common Dictyosphaeria species compiled by the UH Manoa Botany Department site to view photos and read brief descriptions on these rough type green bubble alga that join together and form into a solid cushion.
D. cavernosa Alga Profile
Easily confused with D. versluyii described below, Dictyosphaeria cavernosa has large bubbles that join together to form a firm, tough textured, matelike structure. It has hollow sacks that are often ruptured and complex. View photos and learn more about this rough green bubble alga from the UH Botany Deparment site.
D. versluysii Alga Profile
Often confused with D. cavernosa described above, Dictyosphaeria versluysii is smaller, completely solid, and remains rounded. View photos and learn about the structure, habitat, distribution, and more on this type of rough green bubble alga from the University of Hawai'i Botany Department site.
Green Bubble - Valonia sp.
Browse this key of common Valonia species compiled by the UH Manoa Botany Department site to view photos and read brief descriptions of these smooth green bubble macroalgae found in Hawai'i, as well as around the world.
Green Bubble - Ventricaria sp. Photo
A photo from the UH Manoa Botany Department site of Ventricaria ventricosa, another species of smooth green bubble type alga similar to Valonia.