Spongites confluens Kützing 1841
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. -34. Nordhausen: Realschule.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), confluent, running together, blending into one (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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).
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. (1985). A taxonomic reassessment of Spongites (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) based on studies of Kützing's original collections. British Phycological Journal 20: 123-153, 51 figs, 3 tables.
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.
Created: 16 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 January 2021.