Spongites africanus ( ) J.Afonso-Carrillo, M.Chacana & M.
Spongites africanus (Foslie) J.Afonso-Carrillo, M.Chacana & M.Sanson 1993: 136 (as 'africanum' )
Published in: Afonso-Carillo, J., Chacana, M. & Sanson, M. (1993). Morphology and anatomy of Spongites africanum comb. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Cape Verde Islands. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 159: 133-137.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Floiophycus africanus (Foslie) R.A.Townsend & Huisman
Lithophyllum africanum Foslie
Type locality: Cabo Verde [= Cape Vert], [Sénégal] (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 215). Lectotype: Anon.; no date; none given. TRH A27-1559 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 215).
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to Africa.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Townsend, R.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). 'Coralline algae'. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 86-97, 105-137, 143-146. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 September 2018 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 20 January 2019.