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Family: Dictyotaceae (See list of species below)

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57 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Canistrocarpus cervicornis
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Dictyopteris australis
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Dictyopteris delicatula
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Dictyopteris dichotoma
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Dictyopteris jamaicensis
[Ribbed sea saphir]
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Dictyopteris polypodioides
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Dictyopteris repens
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Dictyopteris woodwardia
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Dictyota bartayresiana
[forded sea tumbleweeds]
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Dictyota binghamiae
[mermaid's gloves]
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Dictyota canaliculata
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Dictyota ceylanica
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Dictyota ciliolata
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Dictyota crenulata
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Dictyota dichotoma
[Forked ribbons]
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Dictyota fasciola
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Dictyota flabellata
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Dictyota friabilis
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Dictyota furcellata
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Dictyota grossedentata
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Dictyota hamifera
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Dictyota humifusa
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Dictyota implexa
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Dictyota intermedia
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Dictyota kunthii
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Dictyota linearis
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Dictyota menstrualis
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Dictyota mertensii
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Dictyota phlyctaenodes
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Dictyota pinnatifida
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Dictyota pulchella
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Dictyota rigida
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Dictyota spiralis
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Distromium skottsbergii
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Lobophora variegata
[leathery lobeweeds]
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Padina antillarum
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Padina australis
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Padina boergesenii
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Padina boryana
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Padina distromatica
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Padina durvillaei
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Padina fernandeziana
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Padina gymnospora
[funnelweed]
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Padina jonesii
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Padina minor
[Brown sea fan]


Padina pavonica
[peacock's tail]
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Padina sanctae-crucis
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Padina tetrastromatica
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Spatoglossum stipitatum
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Spatoglossum variabile
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Stoechospermum polypodioides
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Stypopodium flabelliforme
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Stypopodium zonale
[leafy flat-blade alga]
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Taonia atomaria
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Taonia australasica
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Zonaria crenata
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Zonaria turneriana
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57 Species of Family Dictyotaceae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Canistrocarpus cervicornis Western Central Atlantic,
Dictyopteris australis Southeast Pacific
Dictyopteris delicatula Western Central Atlantic
Dictyopteris dichotoma Mediterranean Sea.
Dictyopteris jamaicensis Ribbed sea saphir Atlantic Ocean
Dictyopteris polypodioides Western Indian Ocean and
Dictyopteris repens Pacific Ocean
Dictyopteris woodwardia Eastern Indian Ocean
Dictyota bartayresiana forded sea tumbleweeds Western Central Pacific a
Dictyota binghamiae mermaid's gloves Eastern Pacific
Dictyota canaliculata Western Central Pacific
Dictyota ceylanica Eastern Indian Ocean
Dictyota ciliolata Atlantic and Western Indi 8 TL
Dictyota crenulata Eastern Atlantic and Indo
Dictyota dichotoma Forked ribbons Atlantic and Indo-Pacific
Dictyota fasciola Mediterranean Sea.
Dictyota flabellata Eastern Central Pacific
Dictyota friabilis Indo-West Pacific.
Dictyota furcellata Eastern Indian Ocean
Dictyota grossedentata Western Central Pacific
Dictyota hamifera Atlantic Ocean 3 TL
Dictyota humifusa Western Central Atlantic
Dictyota implexa Western Central Atlantic
Dictyota intermedia Southwest Pacific
Dictyota kunthii Subantarctic.
Dictyota linearis Western Central Atlantic
Dictyota menstrualis Western Central Atlantic
Dictyota mertensii Atlantic and Pacific Ocea
Dictyota phlyctaenodes Southeast Pacific
Dictyota pinnatifida Western Central Atlantic
Dictyota pulchella Western Central Atlantic
Dictyota rigida Indian Ocean 6 TL
Dictyota spiralis Mediterranean Sea.
Distromium skottsbergii Southeast Pacific
Lobophora variegata leathery lobeweeds Indo-Pacific and Western
Padina antillarum Indo-Pacific and Western
Padina australis Indo-Pacific.
Padina boergesenii Western Indian Ocean.
Padina boryana Indo-West Pacific.
Padina distromatica Western Indian Ocean
Padina durvillaei Eastern Central Pacific
Padina fernandeziana Southeast Pacific
Padina gymnospora funnelweed Atlantic Ocean 6.5 TL
Padina jonesii Western Central Pacific
Padina minor Brown sea fan Indo-Pacific
Padina pavonica peacock's tail Indo-West Pacific and Eas
Padina sanctae-crucis Western Central Atlantic
Padina tetrastromatica Western Indian Ocean
Spatoglossum stipitatum Southeast Pacific
Spatoglossum variabile Western Indian Ocean
Stoechospermum polypodioides Western Indian Ocean
Stypopodium flabelliforme Southeast Pacific
Stypopodium zonale leafy flat-blade alga Western Central Atlantic
Taonia atomaria Northeast Atlantic
Taonia australasica Indo-Southwest Pacific
Zonaria crenata Southeast Pacific
Zonaria turneriana Southwest Pacific



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