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Dictyota atomaria Hauck, nom. illeg. 1884

Publication details
Dictyota atomaria Hauck 1884: 235, pl. I, nom. illeg.

Published in: Hauck, F. (1884). Cenni sopra alcune alghe dell' oceano Indiano. Atti Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Trieste 7: 235-238, pls 1-3.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Dictyota hauckiana Nizamuddin

Type information
Type locality: Malabar Hill, Bombay, India (Silva & al. 1996: 593). Lectotype: Hauck (1884: pl.1): (De Clerck 2003: 162). Notes: De Clerck (2003) notes that no authentic material was found in L, which should contain the type specimens of Hauck. Therefore, the illustration by Hauck is chosen as a lectotype. Dictyota atomaria Hauck is a later homonym of D. atomaria (Woodward) Greville [=Taonia atomaria (Woodward) J. Agardh]. Nizamuddin (1975: 349) provided a substitute name D. hauckiana. According to Schnetter (cited in Silva et al., 1996: 594) the type specimen of D. atomaria Hauck contains a row of apical cells and should therefore not be regarded as Dictyota species. However, Schnetter (pers. comm.) pointed out that the material was not part of the original type collection.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), sprinkled with minute dots (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
nom. illeg. (non (Woodward) Greville 1830). - (4 Apr 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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.

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

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