Spongites decipiens (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain 1993

Publication Details
Spongites decipiens (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain 1993: 113 (as 'Spongites')

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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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 Chamberlainium decipiens (Foslie) Caragnano, Foetisch, Maneveldt & Payri.

Basionym
Lithothamnion decipiens Foslie

Type Information
Type locality: California, U.S.A. [San Pedro fide isotype in UC]; (Silva & al. 1996: 271) Lectotype: W. A. Setchell 1482; TRH; A2-97 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 34) Notes: Chamberlain (1993: 107) gives the following data: Holotype: TRH, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA, 5.xii.1896, Setchell 1482. Foslie slide 61; Isotype: UC Plants on part of the same stone as the holotype. Slide (UC) 1482(2). According to Woelkerling et al. (2005: 34): "A presumed isotype in UC (UC, 736372) was mistakenly termed the holotype by Steneck & Paine (1986: 237). Box marked '(konc. lidt større end hos typen [= conceptacles somewhat larger than the type])'. Slide marked 'L. decipiens Fosl., Kalifornia [= California], leg. Setchell'. van der Merwe et al. (2015) obtained a partial rbcL sequence from the isotype (UC 736372) that is part of the same stone bearing TRH A2-97. USA: California: San Diego (INA). California (Prof. W.A. Setchell, coll. no. 1482) (Foslie, 1897: 20). USA: California: San Diego (INA).

Origin of Species Name
Participle B (Latin), deceiving (used of a species closely resembling another) (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 08 November 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 08 November 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 August 2022

 
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