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Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D.Penrose & Woelkerling

Publication details
Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D.Penrose & Woelkerling 1988: 173 (Table 2)

Published in: Penrose, D. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1988). A taxonomic reassessment of Hydrolithon Foslie, Porolithon Foslie and Pseudolithophyllum Lemoine emend. Adey (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) and their relationships to Spongites Kützing. Phycologia 27: 159-176, 27 figs, 2 tables.

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
Lithophyllum discoideum Foslie

Type information
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).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), discoid.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum discoideum Foslie 1900
Hydrolithon discoideum (Foslie) M.L.Mendoza & Cabioch 1985

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Growing mainly on large stones in intertidal pools (Chamberlain 1994: 148).

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Key references
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.

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References
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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.

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