Dictyota prolifera , nom. illeg.
Dictyota prolifera Suhr 1839: 66, pl. I: fig. 39, nom. illeg.
Published in: Suhr, J.N. v[on] (1839). Beiträge zur Algenkunde. Nr. 3. Flora 22(5): 65-75, figs 38-48 = pls I-IV.
Publication date: 7 Feb 1839
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Rugulopteryx suhrii (Kützing) De Clerck & Coppejans
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to De Clerck (2003), this is a later homonym of D. prolifera Lamouroux.
Synonymy (De Clerck (2003) follows Papenfuss (1940)
This is a marine species.
Type locality: said to be Madagascar, but Algoa Bay, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 597). Holotype: S s.n. (De Clerck 2003: 175). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Kützing (1859: 5) for more information on the type of this species. De Clerck (2003) notes that Papenfuss (1940: 207) showed that the type specimen came from Algoa Bay rather than from Madagascar as stated in the protologue.
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.
De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, -638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.
Created: 07 September 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 September 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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Kajimura, M. (1994). Vegetative propagation in Padina japonica, Dictyopteris prolifera and Dictyota linearis (Dictyotaceae, Phaeophyta). Mem. Fac. Sci. Shimane Univ. 28: 71-81, 32 figs, 1 table.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 February 2020.