Spongites confluens Kützing 1841

Publication Details
Spongites confluens Kützing 1841: 32

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1841). Ueber die "Polypieres calcifères" des Lamouroux. In: Zu der öffentlichen Prüfung sämmtlicher Classen der Realschule zu Nordhausen ... 1841. (Fischer, K.C.F. Eds), pp. [3]-34. Nordhausen: Realschule.

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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 Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Type Information
Type locality: Spalato [Adriatic Sea), Italy]; (Woelkerling 1998: 390) Holotype: collector not indicated; date not indicated; L; 943.7-78 (Woelkerling 1998: 390) Notes: Holotype fragments: PC, unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); L 941.149-401 (Woelkerling & Verheij, 1995: 41).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), confluent, running together, blending into one (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 16 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 23 January 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 23 January 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 September 2022

 
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