Dilophus moniliformis J.Agardh 1894
Dilophus moniliformis J.Agardh 1894: 93
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1894). Analecta algologica, observationes de speciebus algarum minus cognitae earumque dispositione. Continuatio I. Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Andra Afdelningen, Kongl. Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Handlingar 29(9): 1-144, 2 plates.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dictyota moniliformis (J.Agardh) Hörnig, Schnetter & Prud'homme.
Type locality: Champion Bay, Western Australia; (Silva & al. 1996: 595) Lectotype: LD; 49634 (De Clerck 2003: 180)
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), moniliform, cylindrical but contracted at regular intervals like a string of beads (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
De Clerck (2003) notes that this is a poorly known species, characterised by a multilayered medulla and spirally twisted fronds. Reproductive structures have never been observed.
Created: 18 February 2002 by Sandy Lawson.
Last updated: 06 September 2012
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 06 September 2012. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 August 2022