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Dictyota implexa (Desfontaines) J.V.Lamouroux 1809

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Dictyotophycidae
Order Dictyotales
Family Dictyotaceae
Tribe Dictyoteae
Genus Dictyota


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Dictyota implexa (Desfontaines) J.V.Lamouroux
La Rhianna, Andalucia, Spain. 23 Jul 2013. Francis Bunker. © Francis Bunker (fbunker@marineseen.com).


Enteromorpha bulbosa f. novae-hollandiae V.J.Chapman

Dictyota implexa (Desfontaines) J.V.Lamouroux La Rhianna, Andalucia, Spain
© Francis Bunker (fbunker@marineseen.com)

Publication details
Dictyota implexa (Desfontaines) J.V.Lamouroux 1809: 43

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1809). Exposition des caractères du genre Dictyota, et tableau des espèces qu'il renferem. Journal de Botanique [Desvaux] 2: 38-44.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Dictyota is Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Fucus implexus Desfontaines

Type information
Type locality: Habitat in mare mediterraneo [Mediterranean Sea] (Desfontaines 1799: 423). Holotype: PC 0146187 (Tronholm et al. 2010: 1313, fig. 8A). Notes: Tronholm et al. (2010: 1313) select GENT FS 338 as epitype (fig. 8B) as epitype of Dictyota implexa (Desfontaines) Lamouroux.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), entangled, entwined, interwoven, interlaced (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus implexus Desfontaines 1799
Dictyota dichotoma var. implexa (Desfontaines) S.F.Gray 1821
Dichophyllium implexum (Desfontaines) Kützing 1843
Dictyota dichotoma f. implexa (Desfontaines) Hauck 1883

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Dictyota divaricata J.V.Lamouroux 1809
Zonaria divaricata (Lamouroux) C.Agardh 1817
Zonaria linearis C.Agardh 1820
Dictyota linearis (C.Agardh) Greville 1830
Dichophyllium lineare (C.Agardh) Kützing 1843

Taxonomic notes
Synonymy (De Clerck 2003) follows Papenfuss (1944: 338-339). - (21 Aug 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
De Clerck, O. (2003). The genus Dictyota in the Indian Ocean. Opera Botanica Belgica 13: 1-205, 54 figs, 12 tables.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1944). Notes on algal nomenclature. III. Miscellaneous species of Chlorophyceae, Phaeophyceae and Rhodophyceae. Farlowia 1: 337-346.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Tronholm, A., Steen, F., Tyberghein, L., Leliaert, F. Verbruggen, H., Siguan, M.A.R. & De Clerck, O. (2010). Species delimitation, taxonomy, and biogeography of Dictyota in Europe (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1301-1321.

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