Spongites yendoi ( ) Y.M.Chamberlain
Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal with Garden Limpet and Gelidium micropteron
Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain 1993: 102, figs 2-25, 34
Original publication: 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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Goniolithon yendoi Foslie
Lectotype locality: Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 272). Lectotype: K. Yendo; April 1899; TRH Yendo No. 66 (Penrose 1966: 280). 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.
This is a marine species.
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.
(as Lithophyllum yendoi f. mahëicum Foslie)
Indian Ocean Islands: Seychelles (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).
(as Lithophyllum yendoi f. malaysicum Foslie)
South-east Asia: Indonesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).
(as Lithothamnion yendoi (Foslie) Lemoine)
South-west Asia: Saudi Arabia (Papenfuss 1968).
(as Pseudolithophyllum yendoi (Foslie) Adey)
North America: Alaska (Lindstrom 1977).
(as Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain)
Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2011).
Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. -328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.
Penrose, D.L. (1996). Genus Spongites Kützing. In: The Marine Benthic Flora of South Australia. Rhodophyta. PartIII, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales. (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.
Xia, B. (2013). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. IV Corallinales . pp. [1-8], i-xix, 1-147, pls I-V. Beijing: Science Press.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Spongites&species=yendoi
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Spongites&Species=yendoi
Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 December 2013 by M.D. Guiry
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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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 07 March 2014.
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