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Macro Green Algae, the Larger Chlorophyta, Part 5

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By Bob Fenner  

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Family Valoniaceae: Bubble Algae

Genus Dictyosphaeria:

Dictyosphaeria cavernosa. Green Bubble Weed. 8 in. diameter max. Rounded cells. See Valonia below. Shots in Belize and Hawai'i.

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Dictyosphaeria versluysii, Weber-van Bosse. Mauritius 2016. Di pic. 

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Genus Valonia:

Valonia macrophysa, Elongated Sea Pearls. To 3/4" in diameter. Spherical to elongated shiny "balls" of silvery appearance that grow in clusters. Here in Cozumel. 

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Valonia utricularis, Creeping Bubble Algae. Rounded, elongated bubbles arise from a runner. Roatan 2016

Valonia (Ventricaria) ventricosa is often noted as the "largest single-celled alga" reaching a hen's egg in size... but it is actually a multinucleate vesicle held down by attachment rhizoids. Dictyosphaeria species,  in the same group, Order Siphonales, are similar with polygonal vesicles, versus lenticular ones for Valonia.  Mithrax/Emerald Green Crabs may eat these. 

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Friend (Dr.) Myron Roth absolutely amazed at the prospect of clearing a giant bubble algae. Actually a plexi dome at an exhibit at the Shaw Centre in Victoria, B.C. 2010! 


An unknown green algae encountered in Cozumel 2012.
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Bibliography/Further Reading:

Baugh, Thomas M. 1988. Caulerpa prolifera; an attractive species which does well in the marine aquarium. FAMA 5/88.

Brawer, Marc. 1971. So you want to keep marine plants. Marine Aquarist 2(2):71.

Brelig, Allen. Plants in the reef system. FAMA 6/93.

Caribaldi, Lou. 1973. Seaweeds are not weeds. Marine Aquarist 4(4):73.

Delbeek, Charles J. 1990. Live rock succession in a reef system. FAMA 10/90.

Giovanetti, Thomas A. 1989. Caulerpa enemy of the miniature reef aquarium? FAMA 10/89.

Hoff, Frank. 1988. Coral reefs of Florida, part II; the algae. FAMA 1/88.

Hoff, Frank H. 1983,84. Marine algae of the genus Caulerpa, parts 1,2. FAMA 10/83, 4/84.

Jacobs, William P. 1994. Caulerpa; this tropical alga is the world's largest single-celled organism. yet it differentiates into a complex structure of leaves, stems and roots. Scientific American 12/94.

Kraft, Herbert. 1959. A step forward for marine aquarists; Caulerpa prolifera, a plant for salt-water aquaria. TFH 5/59.

Mancini, Alessandro, translated by Paolo Macedone. 1995. Tropical algae of the genus Caulerpa Lamouroux, 1809. FAMA 6/95.

Mayland, Hans J. 1975. The leafy algae, Caulerpa prolifera. Marine Aquarist 6(4):75.

Minor, K.I. 1995. What is that? part II: Valoniaceae. FAMA 6/95.

Smit, George. 1987. The ecological marine aquarium, part four; the use and benefits of live rock and Caulerpa in marine aquariums. FAMA 8/87.

Sprung, Julian. 1989. responding to questions re the sexual reproduction of Caulerpa in captive systems. FAMA 2/89.

Thiel, Albert J. 1988. Keeping and growing marine macro-algae. FAMA 8/88.

Tullock, John H. 1983. Growing marine 'plants'. FAMA 3/83.

Wilkens, Peter. 1992. Green water in the aquarium; the sexual reproduction of Caulerpa algae. TFH 2/92.

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