Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain 1993

Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain

Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.ChamberlainPlatboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal with Garden Limpet and Gelidium micropteron - 21 September 2005. Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication Details
Spongites yendoi (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain 1993: 102, 113, figs 2-25, 34

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 K├╝tzing.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Goniolithon yendoi Foslie

Type Information
Lectotype locality: Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan; (Silva & al. 1996: 272) Lectotype: K. Yendo No. 66; April 1899; TRH; A1-53 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 30) Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Foslie (1904a: expl. pl. XI). Chamberlain (1993: 102) cites Shimodo Harbour, Izul, Japan as the type locality.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Chamberlain (1993: 103) notes: Thin expanses of this species form the main algal component of the Patella cochlear communities that are a prominent feature of Cape (South Africa) rocky shores in the eulittoral zone. Patella shells are often coated with thalli of the marine lichens Pyrenocollema spp. and Spongites yendoi frequently grows on top of the lichens. It also occurs on shells of other molluscs such as Patella argenvillei, P. granatina, Oxystele sinensis and Turbo spp., and grows round the colonial mollusc Dendropoma corallinaceum. It may also form a continuous, thin lining to intertidal pools. It has not been collected subtidally.

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

Last updated: 23 January 2017

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