Spongites fruticulosus Kützing 1841
Spongites fruticulosus Kützing 1841: 33
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1841). Ueber die "Polypieres calcifères" des Lamouroux. In: Zu der öffentlichen Prüfung sämmtlicher Classen der Realschule zu Nordhausen ... 1841. (Fischer, K.C.F. Eds), pp. -34. Nordhausen: Realschule.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Spongites.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea; (Penrose 1996: 150) Lectotype: [Rösler et al. 2016: 421,fig. 2] (epitype) Rhodolith growing on another unidentified sterile coralline; L; L943.8-134 (Penrose 1996: 150) Notes: Lectotypified with tetrasporangial plant by Basso & Rodondi (2006). Penrose in Womersley (1996: 277) gives the following data: type from Mediterranean Sea; holotype in L (943, 8-134) illustrated by Woelkerling (1985, figs 23-32) and Penrose (1991, figs 1-3). Epitype: specimen with herbarium voucher GDA61338 from the eastern coast of Spain; 19/10/2010/ Almería, Spain/Cala Chumba/5-10 m/A. Rösler.
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), small and shrubby.
This is a marine species.
Occurring as rhodoliths on soft bottoms, in sediment composed of a mixture of biodetrital coarse fraction and terrigenous mud, sown to a depth of 75 m (Basso & Rodondi 2006: 404).
Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 21 December 2021
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 21 December 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 August 2022