Lithophyllum discoideum Foslie 1900: 73
Published in: Foslie, M. (1905). Calcareous algae from Fuegia. In: Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Swedischen Expedition nach den Magellansländern 1895-1897. Vol. 3, Fasc. 4. (Nordenskjold, O. Eds), pp. 65-75. Stockholm: P.A. Nordstedt & Söner.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D.Penrose & Woelkerling
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), discoid.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Lectotype locality: Mouth of Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 73). Lectotype: P.Dusén; February 1896; TRH A9-449 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 73). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Adey & Lebednik (1967: 24). "see Adey 1970: 24 for typification" (Chamberlain (1994: 148). "It is uncertain whether Tierra del Fuego refers to Tierra del Fuego Island or the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, and it also is uncertain whether the material was collected in Chile or Argentina." (Woelkering et al. 2005: 73).
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Pneophyllum coronatum (Rosanoff) D. Penrose comb. nov., P. keatsii sp. nov., Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D. Penrose et Woelkerling and S. impar (Foslie) Y. Chamberlain comb. nov. (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae) from South Africa. Phycologia 33: 141-157, 63 figs, 1 table.
Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.
Created: 10 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 07 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 August 2019.