Dictyotales Dictyotaceae

Dictyota cervicornis Kützing

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Frondose, narrow and ribbon type Intertidal rocks, coralline substrata Lower mid littoral zone November-April Scanty

Plants yellowish brown in colour, 10 - 25 cm tall, erect, twisted thallus common, membranous, entangled, irregularly dichotomous, attached by small holdfast; fronds 0.8 - 1.5 cm broad at the base, 2 - 4 mm towards apices; margins entire with rounded and acute apices (Figs. a, b). it is quite common in tide pools with Sargassum beds.

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