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Dictyota mertensii (C.Martius) Kützing

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Dictyotophycidae
Order Dictyotales
Family Dictyotaceae
Tribe Dictyoteae
Genus Dictyota


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Dictyota mertensii (C.Martius) Kützing
recolectada en la zona Suroriental. Excicata identificada como Dictyota dentata por M. Díaz Piferrer. Foto: Yusimí Alfonso.

Dictyota mertensii (C.Martius) Kützing
1. Habit. 2. Branch. 3, 4. Plants growing on net constructions of lobster farm in Nhatrang Bay (Vietnam).. 09 Mar 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova. © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).


Trachelomonas megalacantha var. crenulatocollis Bourrelly

Dictyota mertensii (C.Martius) Kützing recolectada en la zona Suroriental. Excicata identificada como Dictyota dentata por M. Díaz Piferrer. Foto: Yusimí Alfonso

Publication details
Dictyota mertensii (C.Martius) Kützing 1859: 15, pl. 36: fig. 1

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1859). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. IX [9] pp. i-vii, 1-42, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Dictyota is Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Ulva mertensii C.Martius

Type information
Type locality: Salvador, Brazil (De Clerck 2003: 182). Lectotype: M? (De Clerck 2003: 182).

Origin of species name
(Latinised), named for Dr Mertens.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva mertensii C.Martius 1828
Dictyota dentata f. mertensii (Martius) Schmidt 1924

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Dictyota dentata J.V.Lamouroux 1809
Dictyota brongniartii J.Agardh 1841
Dictyota subdentata Kützing 1859
Zonaria martii Mertens 1859
Dictyota dentata f. intermedia Schmidt 1924

Nomenclatural notes
De Clerck (2003) notes that Dictyota dentata Lamouroux the name usually applied to this species is illegitimate because the author cited F. atomarius S.G. Gmelin (1768: 125, pl. 10, fig.1) as a synonym and therefore should have used the epithet atomaria (Silva et al., 1987: 76). Moreover, F. atomarius represents a red algal species belonging to the genus Odonthalia. Dictyota mertensii is the oldest available name.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

De Clerck, O. (2003). The genus Dictyota in the Indian Ocean. Opera Botanica Belgica 13: 1-205, 54 figs, 12 tables.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Titlyanov, E.A. & Titlyanov, T.V. (2012). Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation. pp. [1]-376, many col. photographs. Vladivostok: Dalnauka & A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [in Russian]

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