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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Thallus flat with fairly regular dichotomous branches with parallel sides to 30 cms long, the tips usually bifid. Outer layer of small cells enclosing a single layer of large cells no more than one cell thick even near the base. Branches 3 to 12 mm wide, membranous without a mid-rib. Dictyota spiralis; Cutleria multifida.
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Distribution

Throughout the British Isles from the Shetlands to the Channel Islands, though less common on the eastern shores of England. Europe: Mediterranean, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic coasts of Spain and France, Baltic Sea and Norway. Atlantic coast of North America: Virginia. Further afield: Jamaica, Salvage Islands, Canary Islands, Mauritania to South Africa, Mauritius, Australia and Tasmania, Japan and Phillipine Islands.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Type locality: La Paz, Baja California Sur, MŽxico
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 634 specimens in 2 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 202 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 40
  Temperature range (°C): 11.054 - 25.622
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.146 - 7.251
  Salinity (PPS): 35.008 - 38.444
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.663 - 6.346
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.095 - 0.501
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.247 - 5.808

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 40

Temperature range (°C): 11.054 - 25.622

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.146 - 7.251

Salinity (PPS): 35.008 - 38.444

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.663 - 6.346

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.095 - 0.501

Silicate (umol/l): 1.247 - 5.808
 
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Common, in places abundant. Littoral rock pools and sublittoral.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Dictyota dichotoma

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Dictyota dichotoma

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 9
Species With Barcodes: 1
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