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Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) Penrose 1996

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Spongitaceae
Subfamily Neogoniolithoideae
Genus Spongites


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Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) Penrose
Safety Cove, Tasmania. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) Penrose
Spongites hyperella (Foslie) D.L.Penrose, Safety Cove, Tasmania, Australia. 01 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).


Gigartina spinosa var. runcinata (Grunow) Reichardt

Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) Penrose Spongites hyperella (Foslie) D.L.Penrose, Safety Cove, Tasmania, Australia
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) Penrose 1996: 275

Published in: Penrose, D.L. (1996). Genus Spongites Kützing. In: The Marine benthic flora of South Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 273-280. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Spongites is Spongites fruticulosus Kützing.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Lithophyllum hyperellum Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Western Port, Victoria (Penrose 1996: 275). Lectotype: J. Gabriel ; 1899; 3-5 fathoms. TRH A4-190 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 46). Notes: Designated by Adey in Adey & Lebednik (1967: 19); illustrated by Penrose (1990: fig. 33A-C, unpublished PhD thesis).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum hyperellum Foslie 1900
Pseudolithophyllum hyperellum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum hyperellum f. fastigiata Foslie 1900
Lithophyllum hyperellum f. heteroidea Foslie 1900

General environment
This is a marine species.

Womersely (1984: 47) considered the species to be a dominant alga in the lower intertidal zone along Tasmanian coasts subject to strong wave action (Pentose in Womersely 1996: 275).

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Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

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