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Dictyota plectens (Allender & Kraft) Kraft 2009

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


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Dictyota plectens (Allender & Kraft) Kraft
Dictyota plectans , Lord Howe Island, Australia. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).


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Dictyota plectens (Allender & Kraft) Kraft Dictyota plectans , Lord Howe Island, Australia
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Dictyota plectens (Allender & Kraft) Kraft 2009: 191, 334, fig. 60A-P; pl. 8E

Published in: 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.

Publication date: late November 2009

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

Dictyota bartayresii var. plectens Allender & Kraft

Type information
Type locality: Boat Harbour, Lord Howe Island, Australia (Kraft 2009: 334). Holotype: G.T. Kraft & R.W. Ricker; 8 December 1978; 3-6 m, on basalt and coral bommies. MELU LHI-10369a (Kraft 2009: 334). Notes: Isotypes: MELU LHI-10369b, c,

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Dictyota bartayresii var. plectens Allender & Kraft 1983

Taxonomic notes
Kraft (2009: 195), while raising D. bartayresiana var. plectens to the status of species, notes that De Clerck (pers. comm.) has foreshadowed that additional molecular work (unpubl.) indicating an even closer and possibly conspecific relationship between D. ciliolata and D. plectens may result in their merger. See fig. 4 in De Clerck et al., 2006. "Future research, using less conservative markers. could yet indicate that both Dictyota menstrualis and D. plectens are ...distinct lineages warranting species status but if that should prove the case, it is likely that D. ciliolata proper will have to be subdivided into a large number of other cryptic and pseudocryptic species." (Tronholm et al. 2013: 180). - (5 Apr 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
De Clerck, O., Leliaert, F., Verbruggen, H., Lane, C.E., De Paula, J.C., Payo, D.I. & Coppejans, E. (2006). A revised classification of the Dictyoteae (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) based on rbcL and 26S ribosomal DNA sequence data analyses. Journal of Phycology 42: 1271-1288, 6 figs.

Tronholm, A., Afonso-Carrillo, J., Sanson, M., Leliaert, F., Fernández-Garcia, C. & De Clerck, O. (2013). Taxonomy of the Dictyota ciliolata-crenulata complex (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Phycologia 52 (2): 171-181.

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