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Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Spongitaceae
Genus Spongites

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Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal with Garden Limpet and Gelidium micropteron. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal with Garden Limpet and Gelidium micropteron
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain 1993: 102, 113, figs 2-25, 34

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
Goniolithon yendoi Foslie

Type information
Lectotype locality: Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 272). Lectotype: K. Yendo No. 66; April 1899; TRH A1-53 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 30). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Foslie (1904a: expl. pl. XI). Chamberlain (1993: 102) cites Shimodo Harbour, Izul, Japan as the type locality.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum yendoi (Foslie) Foslie 1900
Goniolithon yendoi Foslie 1900
Lithothamnion yendoi (Foslie) Me.Lemoine 1965
Pseudolithophyllum yendoi (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum yendoi f. maheeicum Foslie 1906
Lithophyllum yendoi f. malaysicum Foslie 1906
Lithophyllum natalense Foslie 1907
Pseudolithophyllum natalense (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Chamberlain (1993: 103) notes: Thin expanses of this species form the main algal component of the Patella cochlear communities that are a prominent feature of Cape (South Africa) rocky shores in the eulittoral zone. Patella shells are often coated with thalli of the marine lichens Pyrenocollema spp. and Spongites yendoi frequently grows on top of the lichens. It also occurs on shells of other molluscs such as Patella argenvillei, P. granatina, Oxystele sinensis and Turbo spp., and grows round the colonial mollusc Dendropoma corallinaceum. It may also form a continuous, thin lining to intertidal pools. It has not been collected subtidally.

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Key references
Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. [1]-328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.

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.

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.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2013). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. IV Corallinales . pp. [1-8], i-xix, 1-147, pls I-V. Beijing: Science Press.

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Verified by: 23 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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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.
Keats, D.W., Groener, A. & Chamberlain, Y.M. (1993). Cell sloughing in the littoral zone coralline alga, Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Chamberlain (Corallinales, rhodophyta). Phycologia 32: 143-150.

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