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Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing

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

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Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing
upper subtidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing
upper subtidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing
Roundstone, Co. Galway; with Butterfish (Pholis gunnellus). 24 Oct 2010. Louise Scally. © Louise Scally (lscally@biodiversityresearch.ie).

Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing
Trá an Dóiín, an Cheathrú Rua, Connemara; coral strand. 05 May 2008. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; collection of maerl for agricultural purposes. 10 Jun 1972. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk). © Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk).

Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; collection of maerl for agricultural purposes. 10 Jun 1972. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk). © Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk).

Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; collection of maerl for agricultural purposes. 10 Jun 1972. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk). © Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk).

Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; collection of maerl for agricultural purposes. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk). © Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk).

Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; collection of maerl for agricultural purposes. 10 Jun 1972. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk). © Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk).

Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; colelction of maerl for agricultural purposes. 10 Jun 1972. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk). © Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk).

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Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine Trá an Dóilín, an Cheathrú Rua, Conemara; cast fragments on a coral strand (beach)
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Spongites calcareus (Pallas) Kützing 1849: 699 (as 'Spongites' )

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Spongites is Spongites fruticulosus Kützing.

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

Basionym
Millepora calcarea Pallas

Type information
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).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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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