Dictyota maxima [Status Unaccepted]   Zanardini,  1872 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order:Dictyotales
Family:Dictyotaceae

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Description
Size: Height 12-15 cm.

Color: Olive green to brown

Plants with a small cuneate basal disc. Upper portion irregularly to dichotomously branched. Branches broadly elongate, about 1.2 cm broad, margins more or less sinuate and provided with minute teeth, apices broadly round. Thallus composed of superficial layers, enclosing a middle layer in between. Cells of the former small, more or less quadratic, richly provided with chromatophores. Cells of the middle layer large, thick-walled, poor in contents.

Reproductive organs distributed all over the thallus surface. Tetrasporangia spherical, occurring singly or in groups of 2-3.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar (Lat: 14.83) (Long: 74.13) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra (Lat: 21.97) (Long: 70.5) INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Kerala, Kovalam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1935)
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• INDIA
• PAKISTAN
• Tamil Nadu, Off Valinokkam-Kilakarai Coast INDIA (Record: 01/1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Kattapadu-Tiruchchendur Coast INDIA (Record: 12/1986-03/1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Kattapadu-Tiruchchendur INDIA (Record: 12/1986-03/1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Alantalai-Manapad INDIA (Record: 03/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Vembar-Nallatanni Tivu INDIA (Record: 03/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Valinokkam-Kilakarai INDIA (Record: 01/1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Manapad-Kanniyakumari INDIA (Record: 03/1990)
• Maharashtra, Angria Bank (Lat: 16.45) (Long: 72.08) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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