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Dictyota ciliolataSonder ex KützingDictyota ciliolata

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
PhaeophytaPhaeophyceaeDictyotalesDictyotaceaeDictyotaciliolata
Habitat
Attached to rock in seagrass bed, and in intertidal pools in moderately high energy habitats
Distribution
Caribbean: Islands, Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, Atlantic South America
Depth
1 m
Characteristics
Thallus erect, light brown with yellow green iridescence, sometimes with dark brown striations (Image 1). Branching irregular to dichotomous. Branches strapshaped, margin with teeth (Image 2), often spirally twisted (Image 3). Medullary cells one layer thick, rectangular (Image 4).
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. Of Shore 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 ByWysor, B. and O.De Clerck. 2003. An Updated and Annotated List of Marine Brown Algae(Phaeophyceae) of the Caribbean Coast of the Republic of Panama. Botanica Marina 46: 151–160.

NSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009

LocalitySwan Cay, Flat Rock Beach
CommentsAbundant sori were present throughout the thallus. Some branches showed transverse brown striations. Very common in intertidal pools of Flat Rock Beach.
Compiled by
Cindy Fernández
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Dictyota ciliolata in situ
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By: Cindy Fernandez
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Surface cells of Dictyota ciliolata
Surface cells of Dictyota ciliolata
By: Cindy Fernandez
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Dictyota ciliolata
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Reference
Wysor, B. and O.De Clerck. 2003. An Updated and Annotated List of Marine Brown Algae(Phaeophyceae) of the Caribbean Coast of the Republic of Panama. Botanica Marina 46: 151–160.

Tropical Field Phycology Field Book, STRI, Bocas de Toro, 2008.

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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