Phaeophyceae | Dictyotales
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Atlantic Ocean: In Bermuda going to the Caribbean and south to Venezuela; Indian Ocean: In Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa; Pacific Ocean: In Micronesia, south to Solomon Islands, east to French Polynesia including American Samoa, and south to Tahiti.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82093)
The thallus is repent, up to 3 cm, attached to hosts at various points by patches of rhizoids. The straps, 1-2 mm wide, are dichotomously branched. The margins are smooth except for the falcate branchlets, which may resemble teeth. The surface is smooth. The apices are rounded to tridentate. The medulla and cortex are uniformly one layered. Sporangia or gametangia were not observed (Ref. 82093).
Dictyota hamifera is easily recognized by its falcate, swollen branchlets (Ref. 82093). Specimens were collected at a depth of 18 to 25 m epiphytic on Plocamium sp. (Ref. 82093)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models