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Dictyopteris delicatulaLamouroux.

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
PhaeophytaPhaeophyceaeDictyotalesDictyotaceaeDictyopterisdelicatula
Habitat
Growing epiphytically on mangrove prop roots or on hard substrata to 12 to 30 m depth,
Distribution
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Tropical Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Central Pacific, Costa Rica Pacific
Depth
12 to 30 m depth 12 m a 30 m
Characteristics
Dictyopteris delicatula has erect, light-brown, strap-shaped blades attaching to substratum at basal holdfast or to adjacent branches, creating a tangled mass 2-8 cm in height (Image 1). Dichotomous to irregularly branched bilayered blades, 0.5-5.0 mm wide, have a distinctly raised midrib that may be several cells thick (Image 2). Cells of blades are arranged in parallel rows at acute angles to midrib. Scattered clusters of hyaline hairs in dense tufts arise along midrib on only one surface of midrib.
Other Literature
Dawes, C.J. and Arthur C. Mathieson. The Seaweeds of Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.

Schneider, Craig W. and Richard B. Searles. Seaweeds of the Southeastern United States. Durham: Duke University Press, 1991.

Taylor, William R. Marine Algae of the Eastern Tropical and Subtropical Coasts of the Americas. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1972.

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

LocalityMimbitimbi, Wild Cane Key.
Compiled by
Samantha Schmitt & Nadya Mamoozadeh
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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.

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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