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Spongites orbiculatus (T.Masaki) Maneveldt & D.W.Keats 2016

Publication details
Spongites orbiculatus (T.Masaki) Maneveldt & D.W.Keats 2016: 30 (as 'orbicularis' )

Published in: Maneveldt, G.W. & Keats, D.W. (2016). Taxonomic review based on new morpho-anatomical data of the algae Porolithon craspedium and P. gardineri (Corallinaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta), and comments on other taxa ascribed to the genus. Phytotaxa 289(1): 1-35, 69 fig., 3 tables.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Spongites is Spongites fruticulosus K├╝tzing.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dawsoniolithon orbiculatum (T.Masaki) R.A.Townsend & Huisman

Porolithon orbiculatum T.Masaki

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), orbicular (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
"The change in spelling of the epithet (from orbiculatus to orbicularis) is treated as a typographic error rather than an illegitimate change of name." [INA]. - (16 Oct 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
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
Townsend, R.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). Transfer of Oztralia gabrielsonii and Oztralia orbiculata to Dawsoniolithon (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Notulae Algarum 78: 1-2.

Created: 04 February 2017 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

Verified by: 16 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Citing AlgaeBase
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 August 2020.

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