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.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 25 September 2018

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