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Dictyota friabilis Setchell

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


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Dictyota friabilis Setchell
Coral Bay, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Dictyota friabilis Setchell
recolectada en la zona Habana-Matanzas. Foto: Aloyma Semidey..

Dictyota friabilis Setchell
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Dictyota friabilis Setchell
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 8 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Dictyota friabilis Setchell
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 14 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Dictyota friabilis Setchell
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Dictyota friabilis Setchell
1, 2. Fragments. 3. In algal communities overgrowing lobster farm constructions (Mot Island, Nhatrang Bay, Vietnam).. 09 Mar 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova. © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Dictyota friabilis Setchell
Hawaii; iridescence; scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Dictyota friabilis Setchell
Hawaii; band at apices; scale si 500 µm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Dictyota friabilis Setchell
Panama. In situ, fragile, creeping, strongly adhering to substrate.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

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Dictyota friabilis Setchell recolectada en la zona Habana-Matanzas. Foto: Aloyma Semidey.

Publication details
Dictyota friabilis Setchell 1926: 91, pl. 13: figs 4-7; pl. 20: fig. 1

Published in: Setchell, W.A. (1926). Tahitian algae collected by W.A. Setchell, C.B. Setchell and H.E. Parks. University of California Publications in Botany 12: 61-142, Pls 7-22.

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.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Dictyota ceylanica var. rotundata Weber-van-Bosse 1913
Dictyota pfaffii Schnetter 1972

Distributional notes
South & Skelton (2003) note that Fijian records of Dictyota require a thorough revision comparable with that made for Indian Ocean species by de Clerck (1999).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Tafaa Point, Tahiti [Society Islands, French Polynesia] (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 593). Holotype: UC 261252 (De Clerck 2003: 170).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Dictyota ceylanica var. rotundata Weber-van-Bosse)
Asia: South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016).

South-east Asia: Vietnam (Nguyen et al. 2013).

(as Dictyota friabilis Setchell)
Central America: Mexico (Pacific) (Pedroche et al. 2008), Panama (Wysor & De Clerck 2003).

Caribbean Islands: Cuba (Suárez, Martínez-Daranas & Alfonso 2014), Martinique (Delnatte & Wynne 2016), Puerto Rico (Ballantine, Ruiz & Aponte 2009).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

South America: Brazil (Villaca et al. 2010, Menezes Széchy & Paula 2010).

Africa: Kenya (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), South Africa (Tronchin & De Clerck 2005), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Coppejans, Leliaert & De Clerck 2000).

Indian Ocean Islands: Aldabra Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Diego Garcia Atoll (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Réunion (Zubia et al.), Rodrigues Island (De Clerck et al. 2004), Seychelles (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-west Asia: Abu Dhabi (John 2005), Arabian Gulf (John & Al-Thani 2014), Bangladesh (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Ahmed et al. 2009, Krishnamurthy & Baluswami 2010), Oman (Wynne 2001, Wynne 2018), Sri Lanka (Coppejans et al. 2009).

Asia: China (Tseng 1984, Liu 2008, Luan Rixiao et al. 2013), China (Hainan Island) (Titlyanova, Titlyanov & Kalita 2014, Titlyanov et al. 2015, Titlyanov et al. 2015, Titlyanov et al. 2016), Japan (Yoshida 1998, Titlyanov et al 2006, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), Korea (Lee 2008), South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016), Taiwan (Huang 2000, Shao 2003-2014, Anon. 2012), Yonaguni Island (Titlyanov et al. 2016).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Malaysia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Phang et al. 2009), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014), Thailand (Coppejans et al. 2011, Tsutsui et al. 2012), Vietnam (Kristiansen & Lind 1995, Abbott, Fisher & McDermid 2002, Titlyanov et al. 2011, Titlyanov & Titlyanov 2012, Nguyen et al. 2013, Titlyanov, Titlyanova & Belous 2015).

Australia and New Zealand: Lord Howe Island (Kraft 2009), Queensland (Kraft 2009, Bostock & Holland 2010), Western Australia (Huisman & Borowitzka 2003, Huisman et al. 2009, Huisman & Phillips 2015).

Pacific Islands: American Samoa (Skelton et al. 2004), Caroline Islands (Tsuda 2004), Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Fiji (Setchell 1926, N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996, South & Skelton 2003, Littler & Littler 2003), French Polynesia (Payri, N'Yeurt & Orempuller 2000, N'Yeurt & Payri 2006), Guam (Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Hawaiian Islands (HI) (Magruder & Hunt 1979, Abbott & Huisman, 2004, De Clerck et al. 2006, Huisman, Abbott & Smith 2007, Kraft 2009), Line Islands (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003), Northern Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2004), Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Tsuda 2014), Republic of Palau (Ohba et al 2007), Samoa (Skelton & South 2007), Solomon Islands (Womersley & Bailey 1970), Tahiti (De Clerck et al. 2006), Wake Atoll (Ysuda et al. 2010).

(as Dictyota pfaffii Schnetter)
Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (Haroun et al. 2002, Gil-Rodríguez et al. 2003, John et al. 2004 , Anon. 2011, Afonso-Carrillo 2014).

Central America: Belize (Littler & Littler 1997).

Caribbean Islands: Caribbean (Littler & Littler 2000), Puerto Rico (Ballantine, Ruiz & Aponte 2004), St. Eustatius (van der Loos & Prud'homme van Reine 2015, van der Loos et al. 2017, van der Loos et al. 2017).

South America: Brazil (Barbosa, Teixeira & Pereira 2004, Vidal Marques et al 2006), Colombia (Schnetter 1976), Venezuela (Solé, Foldats, Vera & Gomez 1999, Solé, Foldats, Vera & Gomez 1999).

Indian Ocean Islands: Réunion (Zubia et al.).

Australia and New Zealand: Papua New Guinea (Littler & Littler 2003).

Key references
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

Ballantine, D.L., Ruiz, H. & Aponte, N.E. (2009). Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico. IX. Additions to the flora including reports of three species for the first time in the Atlantic Ocean. Botanica Marina 52(3): 229-235, 13 figs.

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

Huisman, J.M. & Phillips, J.A. (2015). Dictyotales. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 189-216, 233-236. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Kraft, G.T. (2009). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 2. Brown algae. pp. [i-iv], v-vi, 1-364, 107 figs. Erratum of fig. 73 from vol. 1. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study and CSIRO Publishing.

Luan Rixiao, Ding Lanping, Lu Baoren & Tseng, C.K. (2013). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus III Phaeophyta No. I(1) Ectocarpales Ralfsiales Sphaceariales Dictyotales. pp. [i]-xxii, 1-195, pls I-XXII. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

Pedroche, P.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar Rosas, R. (2008). Catálogo de las algas benthónicas del Pacífico de México II. Phaeophycota. pp. [i-viii], i-vi, 15-146. Mexicali & Berkeley: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Universidad Autónoma de Baja California; University of California Berkeley.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2004). New records and notes on marine benthic algae of American Samoa - Chlorophyta & Phaeophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 291-312.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

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]

Tsuda, R.T. (2004). Dictyota (Phaeophyceae) from Micronesia. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to the Pacific and other locations. (Abbott, I.A. & McDermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.9, pp. 41-56.

Wysor, B. & De Clerck, O. (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.

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