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Dictyota crispataBorgesen, 1914Dictyota crispata

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
PhaeophytaPhaeophyceaeDictyotalesDictyotaceaeDictyotacrispata
Habitat
In seagrass beds and reef areas where wave action is moderate and fish grazing is minimal.
Distribution
Florida, Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Southern Caribbean, Western Caribbean.
Characteristics
Yellow-brown thallus often large and bushy (Image 1). Branching alternate with spur-like branchlets. Apices pointed when mature with single apical cell. A single layer of rectangular medullary cells surrounded by a single layer of small cortical cells (Image 2). Surfaces hairs scattered and in tufts.
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByDr. Brian Wysor, Jessie Alden, Jennifer Kelly, & Dr. D. Wilson Freshwater
Sampling methodsSCUBA and snorkeling
LocalitySolarte, Bocas del Toro
Compiled by
Jennifer Kelly and d. Wilson Freshwater.
Images
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Links
Reference
Littler, D.S. & Littler, M.M. 2000. Caribbean Reef Plants. OffShore Graphics, Inc. Washington DC, USA.
Wysor, B. & De Clerck, O. 2003. An updated and annotated list of marine brown algae (Phaeophyceae) or the Caribbean coast of the Republic of Panama. Botanica Marina 46:151-160.
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