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Dictyota linearis Trevisan 1849

Publication details
Dictyota linearis Trevisan 1849: 453

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 var. intricata (C.Agardh) Greville

Basionym
Fucus linearis Forsskål

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), linear (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
According to De Clerck (2003), this is a new name based on Fucus linearis Forsskål (1775: 190), which is not prioritable as it is a later homonym of F. linearis Hudson (1762; 467). Fucus linearis Forsskål was considered conspecific with D. fasciola by C. Agardh (1820: 136) based on an identification of a specimen by Hornemann, but an original Forsskål specimen in BM belonged to D. dichotoma (Hudson) Lamouroux var. intricata (C. Agardh) Greville. Whether this is the only extant specimen remains unclear.

General environment
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.

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.

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

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.
Rull Lluch, J., Ribera, M.A., Barceló, M.C. & Gómez Garreta, A. (2005). Mapas de distribución de algas marinas de la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares. XVIII. Dictyota dichotoma, D. linearis y D. mediterranea (Dictyotales, Fucophyceae) . Botanica Complutensis 29: 63-70.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 September 2021.

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