Dictyota ciliolata   Sonder ex Kutzing,  1859 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Thallus form and type: Frondose and bushy

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Occurrence: Mid littoral zone, tide pools

Season: November-April

Plants to 1.5 dm tall or probably more, rather regularly dichotomously branched, the angles acute or rounded but the branches erect, frequently a little spirally twisted, the segments to 12 mm wide below a fork and 7 mm wide just above it, 1.0-4.5 cm long, the terminal divisions generally tapering and subacute. Margins sparingly closely and regularly aculeate-dentate or sub-entire, the projections typically ascending, each with a broad base, becoming terete towards the tip.

Synonym (s)
Dictyota ciliata Silva et al., 1996
Dictyota ciliata J. Agardh, 1841
(Heterotypic synonym)
Dictyota maxima Zanardini, 1872
(Heterotypic synonym)
Dictyota beccariana Zanardini, 1872
(Heterotypic synonym)
Dictyota ciliata var. ceylonensis J. Agardh, 1958
(Heterotypic synonym)
Dictyota ciliolata var. lata Womersley, 1958
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky


• Gujarat INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Kotda INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA

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