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Dictyota menstrualis(Hoyt) Schnetter

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
PhaeophytaPhaeophyceaeDictyotalesDictyotaceaeDictyotamenstrualis
Habitat
Epilithic on rocks and coral, and occurring in sandy areas and seagrass beds.
Distribution
North America (Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina), Caribbean, South America (Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela), Atlantic Islands (Azores, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Salvage Islands)
Characteristics
Thallus erect, 15-25 cm high. yellow brown to dark brown, dichotomously branched blades strapshaped, 2-15 mm wide, with smooth margins and blunt apices. Surface cells rectangular to polygonal. Medullary layer of large hyaline cells.
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByNSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009
LocalityWild Cane Cay, Hospital Bight, Bocas Research Station
CommentsNo rhizoids were present in the observed specimen; however, when present, rhizoids are marginal on young blades and more ventral on older blades.
Compiled by
Edward Parish, Rachel Kennison and Keri Goodman
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Reference
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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