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Spongites africanus (Foslie) J.Afonso-Carrillo, M.Chacana & M.Sanson 1993

Publication details
Spongites africanus (Foslie) J.Afonso-Carrillo, M.Chacana & M.Sanson 1993: 136 (as 'africanum' )

Published in: Afonso-Carrillo, J., Chacana, M. & Sanson, M. (1993). Morphology and anatomy of Spongites africanum comb. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Cape Verde Islands. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 159: 133-137.

Publication date: 1 July 1993

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 Floiophycus africanus (Foslie) R.A.Townsend & Huisman

Lithophyllum africanum Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Cabo Verde [= Cape Vert], [Sénégal] (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 215). Lectotype: Anon.; no date; none given. TRH A27-1559 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 215).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to Africa.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion ponderosum Foslie 1897
Lithophyllum ponderosum (Foslie) Foslie 1898

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Townsend, R.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). 'Coralline algae'. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 86-97, 105-137, 143-146. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

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