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This article is about the brown alga. For the stony coral genus, see Turbinaria (coral).

Turbinaria is a genus of brown algae (Phaeophyceae) found primarily in tropical marine waters. It generally grows on rocky substrates.[1] In tropical Turbinaria species that are often preferentially consumed by herbivorous fishes and echinoids, there is a relatively low level of phenolics and tannins.[2]

The genus has shown promise as a way of removing lead from aqueous solutions.[3]


AlgaeBase lists 30 current species of Turbinaria.:[4]

  • Turbinaria condensata
  • Turbinaria conoides
  • Turbinaria conoides f. laticuspidata
  • Turbinaria conoides f. retroflexa
  • Turbinaria crateriformis
  • Turbinaria decurrens
  • Turbinaria denudata
  • Turbinaria elatensis
  • Turbinaria filamentosa
  • Turbinaria foliosa
  • Turbinaria gracilis
  • Turbinaria indica
  • Turbinaria kenyaensis
  • Turbinaria luzonensis
  • Turbinaria murrayana
  • Turbinaria ornata var. serrata
  • Turbinaria ornata
  • Turbinaria ornata f. ecoronata
  • Turbinaria ornata f. evesiculosa
  • Turbinaria ornata f. hainanensis
  • Turbinaria papenfussii
  • Turbinaria parvifolia
  • Turbinaria tanzaniensis
  • Turbinaria trialata
  • Turbinaria trialata var. capensis
  • Turbinaria tricostata
  • Turbinaria tricostata var. weberae
  • Turbinaria triquetra
  • Turbinaria turbinata
  • Turbinaria vulgaris

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