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Dictyota pulchellaHörnig & SchnetterDictyota pulchella

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
PhaeophytaPhaeophyceaeDictyotalesDictyotaceaeDictyotapulchella
Habitat
Growing on hard substrates or as an epiphyte on seagrasses and course algae.
Distribution
Florida, Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Southern Caribbean, Western Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico.
Depth
1-2 m
Characteristics
Thallus forming clumps with green iridescence. Branching dichotomous. Branches becoming more narrow toward rounded apices. A single layer of rectangular medullary. Surfaces hairs scattered and in tufts near the center line of the blade.
Other Literature
• Littler D.S. & M.M. Littler. 2000. Caribbean reef plants: an identification guide to the reef plants of the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida and Gulf of Mexico. OffShore Graphics, Washington. 542 pp

• Guiry M.D. & G.M. Guiry. 2009. AlgaeBase. Worl-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http:www.algaebase.org; accessed 18 August 2009

In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByDr. Brian Wysor, Jessie Alden, Jennifer Kelly, & Dr. D. Wilson Freshwater

NSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009

Sampling methodsSCUBA and snorkeling
LocalityBocas Research Station, Solarte, Bocas del Toro
CommentsAlthough surface hairs have been reported to be common in this species (Littler & Littler 2009), no evident hairs were observed in the Bocas material.
Compiled by
Jennifer Kelly and Wilson Freshwater, Cindy Fernandez
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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.

Field Guide to Common Marine Algae of the Bocas del Toro Area II: NSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009
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