Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D.Penrose & Woelkerling 1988

Publication Details
Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D.Penrose & Woelkerling 1988: 173 (Table 2)

Published in: Penrose, D. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1988). A taxonomic reassessment of Hydrolithon Foslie, Porolithon Foslie and Pseudolithophyllum Lemoine emend. Adey (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) and their relationships to Spongites Kützing. Phycologia 27: 159-176, 27 figs, 2 tables.

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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 Pneophyllum discoideum (Foslie) Puckree-Padua, Maneveldt & P.W.Gabrielson.

Basionym
Lithophyllum discoideum Foslie

Type Information
Lectotype locality: Mouth of Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina; (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 73) Lectotype: P.Dusén; February 1896; TRH; A9-449 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 73) Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Adey & Lebednik (1967: 24). "see Adey 1970: 24 for typification" (Chamberlain (1994: 148). "It is uncertain whether Tierra del Fuego refers to Tierra del Fuego Island or the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, and it also is uncertain whether the material was collected in Chile or Argentina." (Woelkering et al. 2005: 73). LT designated by Adey in Adey & Lebednik, 1967 (see Puckree-Padua et al, 2020; INA).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), discoid.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Growing mainly on large stones in intertidal pools (Chamberlain 1994: 148).

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

Last updated: 03 March 2021

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