Spongites hyperellus ( ) Penrose
Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) Penrose Safety Cove, Tasmania
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Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) Penrose 1996: 275
Published in: Penrose, D.L. (1996). Genus Spongites Kützing. In: The Marine benthic flora of South Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 273-280. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Lithophyllum hyperellum Foslie
Type locality: Western Port, Victoria (Penrose 1996: 275). Lectotype: J. Gabriel ; 1899; 3-5 fathoms. TRH A4-190 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 46). Notes: Designated by Adey in Adey & Lebednik (1967: 19); illustrated by Penrose (1990: fig. 33A-C, unpublished PhD thesis).
This is a marine species.
Womersely (1984: 47) considered the species to be a dominant alga in the lower intertidal zone along Tasmanian coasts subject to strong wave action (Pentose in Womersely 1996: 275).
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Verified by: 28 February 2018 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 18 August 2019.