Spongites yendoi ( ) Y.M.Chamberlain 1993
Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal with Garden Limpet and Gelidium micropteron
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Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain 1993: 102, 113, figs 2-25, 34
Published in: Chamberlain, Y.M. (1993). Observations on the crustose coralline red alga Spongites yendoi (Foslie) comb. nov. in South-Africa and its relationship to S. decipiens (Foslie) comb. nov. and Lithophyllum natalense Foslie. Phycologia 32: 100-115, 56 figs, 1 table.
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Goniolithon yendoi Foslie
Lectotype locality: Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 272). Lectotype: K. Yendo No. 66; April 1899; TRH A1-53 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 30). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Foslie (1904a: expl. pl. XI). Chamberlain (1993: 102) cites Shimodo Harbour, Izul, Japan as the type locality.
This is a marine species.
Chamberlain (1993: 103) notes: Thin expanses of this species form the main algal component of the Patella cochlear communities that are a prominent feature of Cape (South Africa) rocky shores in the eulittoral zone. Patella shells are often coated with thalli of the marine lichens Pyrenocollema spp. and Spongites yendoi frequently grows on top of the lichens. It also occurs on shells of other molluscs such as Patella argenvillei, P. granatina, Oxystele sinensis and Turbo spp., and grows round the colonial mollusc Dendropoma corallinaceum. It may also form a continuous, thin lining to intertidal pools. It has not been collected subtidally.
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Chamberlain, Y.M. (1993). Observations on the crustose coralline red alga Spongites yendoi (Foslie) comb. nov. in South-Africa and its relationship to S. decipiens (Foslie) comb. nov. and Lithophyllum natalense Foslie. Phycologia 32: 100-115, 56 figs, 1 table.
Keats, D.W., Groener, A. & Chamberlain, Y.M. (1993). Cell sloughing in the littoral zone coralline alga, Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Chamberlain (Corallinales, rhodophyta). Phycologia 32: 143-150.
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