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Dictyota maxima Zanardini

Publication details
Dictyota maxima Zanardini 1872: 132, pl. I

Published in: Zanardini, G. (1872). Phycearum indicarum pugillus a Cl. Eduardo Beccari ad Borneum, Sincapoore et Ceylanum annis MDCCCLXV-VI-VII collectarum quas cognitas determinavit, novasque descripsit iconibusque illustrare curavit Joannes Zanardini. Memorie del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti 17: 129-170, 12 pls.

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 ciliolata Sonder ex Kützing

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), largest.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Tangion Datu" (Cape Datu), boundary between Sarawak, Malaysia and West Kalimantan, Indonesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 595). Type: Museo Civico, Venezia? Notes: De Clerck (2003) gives the following information: Holotype FI s.n. He notes that this is a species based on an old and eroded specimen of D. ciliolata Sonder ex Kützing.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Dictyota maxima Zanardini)
South-west Asia: India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Krishnamurthy & Baluswami 2010), Pakistan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Aisha & Shameel 2017), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Krishnamurthy & Baluswami 2010).

Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), Korea (Lee & Kang 1986, Lee & Kang 2001), South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016).

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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