Ecology of Dictyota dichotoma
 
Main Ref. Trono, G.C. Jr., 2001
distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Dictyota dichotoma may be found.
Remarks Grows abundantly in shallow waters throughout the year; also found on rocks below the low tide mark at calm open coasts and sheltered coasts though some have been reported from a depth of 55 m (Ref. 80758).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic: sessile; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Trono, G.C. Jr., 2001
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed; rock; sea grass;
Special habitats Ref. Trono, G.C. Jr., 2001

associations

Ref. Trono, G.C. Jr., 2001
associations epiphytic;
Associated with large seaweeds, particularly Sargassum, or on leaves and midribs of seagrasses (Ref. 80758).
Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

feeding type
feeding type ref
feeding habit
feeding habit ref
trophic level(s)
original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Glorioso, Joann on 07.09.09
Modified by Glorioso, Joann on 07.20.09
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