Dictyota maxima Zanardini 1872: 132, pl. I
Published in: Zanardini, G. (1872). Phycearum indicarum pugillus a Cl. Eduardo Beccari ad Borneum, Sincapoore et Ceylanum annis MDCCCLXV-VI-VII collectarum quas cognitas determinavit, novasque descripsit iconibusque illustrare curavit Joannes Zanardini. Memorie del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti 17: 129-170, 12 pls.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dictyota ciliolata Sonder ex Kützing
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), largest.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Tangion Datu" (Cape Datu), boundary between Sarawak, Malaysia and West Kalimantan, Indonesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 595). Type: Museo Civico, Venezia? Notes: De Clerck (2003) gives the following information: Holotype FI s.n. He notes that this is a species based on an old and eroded specimen of D. ciliolata Sonder ex Kützing.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
(as Dictyota maxima Zanardini)
South-west Asia: India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Krishnamurthy & Baluswami 2010), Pakistan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Krishnamurthy & Baluswami 2010).
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.
De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, -638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.
Created: 15 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 September 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 March 2019.