Spongites onkodes ( ) Penrose &
Hydrolithon onkodes (Heydrich) Penrose & Woelkerling Palau Islands, West Pacific, 5 m deep
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Spongites onkodes (Heydrich) Penrose & Woelkerling 1988: 173 (Table 2) (as 'Spongites wildpretii' )
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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Porolithon onkodes (Heydrich) Foslie
Lithothamnion onkodes Heydrich
Type locality: Tami Island, Gulf of Huon, Papua New Guinea (Woelkerling 1998: 357). Lectotype: Bamler; March 1892; TRH A26-1494; Heydrich no. 97; designated by Adey et al., 1982: 9 (Woelkerling 1998: 357). Notes: Isolectotype: PC, unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Womersley (1996: 261) cites Spongites onkodes (Heydrich) Penrose & Woelkerling 1988: 159, figs 10-14. - (21 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
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.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 03 July 2001 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 23 January 2017 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 17 July 2019.