Zonaria (alga)

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Multi-fanned zonaria at Lorry Bay PB012113.JPG
Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
Superphylum: Heterokonta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Dictyotales
Family: Dictyotaceae
Genus: Zonaria
C. Agardh, 1817

Zonaria is a genus of thalloid brown alga comprising approximately 12 species. Specimens can reach around 25 cm in size. Zonaria produces tetraspores.

The species currently recognised are:

  • Z. angustata
  • Z. atomaria
  • Z. crenata
  • Z. diesingiana
  • Z. farlowii
  • Z. spiralis
  • Z. stipitata
  • Z. subarticulata
  • Z. tournefortii
  • Z. turneriana

The three Zonaria Australian species Z. turneriana, Z. crenata and Z. angustata produce phloroglucinol derivatives.[1]


  • Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Zonaria". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  1. ^ Phloroglucinol Derivatives from Three Australian Marine Algae of the Genus Zonaria. Adrian J. Blackman, Glen I. Rogers and John K. Volkman, J. Nat. Prod., 1988, volume 51, issue 1, pages 158–160, doi:10.1021/np50055a027

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