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Spongites decipiens (Foslie) Y.M. Chamberlain

Publication details
Spongites decipiens (Foslie) Y.M. Chamberlain 1993: 107, 113, figs 26, 27, 30, 35, 36, 47-53 (as 'Spongites' )

Published in: Chamberlain, Y.M. (1993). Observations on the crustose coralline red alga Spongites yendoi (Foslie) comb. nov. in South-Africa and its relationship to S. decipiens (Foslie) comb. nov. and Lithophyllum natalense Foslie. Phycologia 32: 100-115, 56 figs, 1 table.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Spongites is Spongites fruticulosus Kützing.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Lithothamnion decipiens Foslie

Type information
Type locality: California, U.S.A. [San Pedro fide isotype in UC] (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 271). Lectotype: W. A. Setchell 1482; TRH A2-97 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 34). Notes: Chamberlain (1993: 107) gives the following data: Holotype: TRH, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA, 5.xii.1896, Setchell 1482. Foslie slide 61; Isotype: UC Plants on part of the same stone as the holotype. Slide (UC) 1482(2). According to Woelkerling et al. (2005: 34): "A presumed isotype in UC (UC, 736372) was mistakenly termed the holotype by Steneck & Paine (1986: 237). Box marked '(konc. lidt større end hos typen [= conceptacles somewhat larger than the type])'. Slide marked 'L. decipiens Fosl., Kalifornia [= California], leg. Setchell'. van der Merwe et al. (2015) obtained a partial rbcL sequence from the isotype (UC 736372) that is part of the same stone bearing TRH A2-97. USA: California: San Diego (INA). California (Prof. W.A. Setchell, coll. no. 1482) (Foslie, 1897: 20). USA: California: San Diego (INA).

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), deceiving (used of a species closely resembling another) (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum decipiens (Foslie) Foslie 1900
Hydrolithon decipiens (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970
Pseudolithophyllum decipiens (Foslie) Steneck & R.T.Paine 1986

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

van der Merwe, E., Miklasz, K., Channing, A., Maneveldt, G.W. & Gabrielson, P.W. (2015). DNA sequencing resolves species of Spongites (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the Northeast Pacific and South Africa, including S. agulhensis sp. nov.. Phycologia 54(5): 471-490.

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Chamberlain, Y.M. (1993). Observations on the crustose coralline red alga Spongites yendoi (Foslie) comb. nov. in South-Africa and its relationship to S. decipiens (Foslie) comb. nov. and Lithophyllum natalense Foslie. Phycologia 32: 100-115, 56 figs, 1 table.

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