Spongites calcareus ( ) Kützing
Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; collection of maerl for agricultural purposes
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Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing 1849: 699 (as 'Spongites' )
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, -922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine
Millepora calcarea Pallas
Neotype locality: Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall, England (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 212). Neotype: W.F. Farnham; 11.xii.1983; subtidal. BM Box 1626 (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 212). Notes: Chamberlain & Irvine (1994) recommend consulting Woelkerling & Irvine (1986a: figs 1,15) for more information on the neotype of this species. Isoneotypes: BM, LTB
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), chalky, limy (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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.
Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J. & Irvine, L.M. (1986). The typification and status of Phymatolithon (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). British Phycological Journal 21: 55-80, 18 figs.
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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 23 July 2019.