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Dictyota rotundata J.V.Lamouroux 1809

Publication details
Dictyota rotundata J.V.Lamouroux 1809: 43

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1809). Exposition des charactères du genre Dictyota, et tableu des espèces qu'il referme. Journal de Botanique (Desvaux) 2: 38-44.
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Publication date: 1-8 May 1809

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 dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux

Type information
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea (African coast) (Silva & al. 1996: 901). Holotype: CN C7F65 (De Clerck 2003: 176). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Lamouroux (1809b) for further information regarding the type locality of this species. According to De Clerck (2003), the type locality is [Côtes de Barbarie] North Africa, Mediterranean Sea. He notes that the original description and the type specimen mention North Africa as type locality. Confusion arose when Kützing (1849: 557) stated that the Indian Ocean was the original locality.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), almost circular, with length breadth ratio of about 6 to 5 (Stearn 1985).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

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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