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Dictyota pfaffii Schnetter

Publication details
Dictyota pfaffii Schnetter 1972: 12, fig. 1

Published in: Schnetter, R. (1972). Nuevas algas bénthicas del littoral Caribe de Colombia. Mutisia 36: 12-16, 9 figs.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Dictyota is Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dictyota friabilis Setchell

Eponomy
"Esta especie se dedica al profesor doctor R. Pfaff, Universidad de Cartagena."

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Wysor & De Clerck (2003) suggest that D. pfaffii is synonymous with D. friabilis. Previously, Bula-Meyer (1994: 177-181) reduced D. humifusa to a synonym of D. pfaffii, an opinion, which is not supported in this study.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Colombia: Departamento Bolívar: Islas del Rosario, Isla Grande, Punta Brava, creciendo sobre rocas y Halimeda op1tntia (L.) Lamouroux en la zona del eulitoral y hasta una profundidad de 0,5 m aproximadamente." (Schnetter 1972: 12). Holotype: M. L. & R. Schnetter; COL A-509 (Schnetter 1972: 12).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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

Key references
Ballantine, D.L., Ruiz, H. & Aponte, N.E. (2004). Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico VIII. Additions to the flora. Botanica Marina 47: 335-340, 11 figs.

Bula-Meyer, G. (1994). Notas sobre Dictyota pfaffii y D. humifusa (Dictyotales, Phaeophyta). Anales Inst. Invest. Mar. Punta de Betín 23: 177-181.

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

Vidal Marques, L., Villaca, R. & Pereira, R.C. (2006). Susceptibility of macroalgae to herbivorous fishes at Rocas Atoll, Brazil. Botanica Marina 49: 379-385.

Created: 29 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 13 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Barbosa, J.P., Teixeira, V.L. & Pereira, R.C. (2004). A dolabellane diterpene from the brown alga Dictyota pfaffii as chemical defense against herbivores. Botanica Marina 47: 147-151.
Bula-Meyer, G. (1994). Notas sobre Dictyota pfaffii y D. humifusa (Dictyotales, Phaeophyta). Anales Inst. Invest. Mar. Punta de Betín 23: 177-181.

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