|Growing epiphytically on mangrove prop roots or on hard substrata to 12 to 30 m depth, |
|Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Tropical Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Central Pacific, Costa Rica Pacific |
|12 to 30 m depth 12 m a 30 m|
|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. |
|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 By||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.
NSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009
|Locality||Mimbitimbi, Wild Cane Key. |
|Samantha Schmitt & Nadya Mamoozadeh |
|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: 151â€“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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