Microspongium gelatinosum 1888
Microspongium gelatinosum Reinke 1888: 20
Published in: Reinke, J. (1888). Die braunen Algen (Fucaceen und Phaeosporeen) der Kieler Bucht. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 6: 14-20.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Microspongium.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Fletcher (1987) and Parente et al. (2003), "Microspongium gelatinosum" is considered to be the sporophytic stage of Scytosiphon lomentaria, although Wynne (1969) observed Ralfsia-like crusts as the associated stage of Pacific thalli of S. lomentaria (Peña & Bárbara 2010). Parente et al. (2003) suggest that California S. lomentaria may need to be re-examined. - (5 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Germany: Kieler Bucht (Reinke 1888: 20).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Microspongium gelatinosum Reinke)
Atlantic Islands: Azores (Parente, Neto & Fletcher 2003).
Europe: Baltic Sea (Nielsen & al. 1995), Black Sea (Ribera & al. 1992), Britain (Hardy & Guiry 2003, Brodie & al. 2016), Corsica (Ribera & al. 1992), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996), Greece (Athanasiadis 1987, Ribera & al. 1992), Ireland (Guiry 2012), Norway (Rueness 1997, Brattegard & Holte 2001), Scandinavia (Athanasiadis 1996, Karlason & al. 2018), Spain (Rodríguez Prieto & Polo Alberti 1993, Viviana Peña, Ignacio Bárbara 2010), Sweden (Kylin 1907, Kylin 1947).
North America: Maine (ME) (Taylor 1957).
Parente, M.I., Neto, A.I. & Fletcher, R.L. (2003). Morphology and life history of Scytosiphon lomentaria (Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae) from the Azores. Journal of Phycology 39: 353-359.
Peña,V. & Bárbara, I. (2010). New records of crustose seaweeds associated with subtidal maërl beds and gravel bottoms in Galicia (NW Spain). Botanica marina 53: 41-62.
Zinova, A.D. (1967). Opredelitel zelenikh, burikh i krasnich odoroslei juzhnikh morei SSSR [Guide to the green, brown and red algae of the southern seas of USSR]. pp. 1-398. Moscow, Leningrad: Academia Nauk. [in Russian]
Created: 10 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Fletcher, R.L., Munda, I.M. & Vukovic, A. (1988). Compsonema saxicolum (Kuckuck) Kuckuck and Microspongium gelatinosum Reinke (Scytosiphonaceae, Fucophyceae): Two new records from the Mediterranean. Botanica Marina 31: 1-8.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 October 2020.