Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) Penrose 1996

Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) Penrose

Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) PenroseSafety Cove, TasmaniaJ.M. Huisman

Publication Details
Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) Penrose 1996: 275

Published in: Penrose, D.L. (1996). Genus Spongites Kützing. In: The Marine benthic flora of South Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 273-280. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Spongites is Spongites fruticulosus Kützing.

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

Basionym
Lithophyllum hyperellum Foslie

Type Information
Type locality: Western Port, Victoria; (Penrose 1996: 275) Lectotype: J. Gabriel ; 1899; 3-5 fathoms; TRH; A4-190 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 46) Notes: Designated by Adey in Adey & Lebednik (1967: 19); illustrated by Penrose (1990: fig. 33A-C, unpublished PhD thesis).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Womersely (1984: 47) considered the species to be a dominant alga in the lower intertidal zone along Tasmanian coasts subject to strong wave action (Pentose in Womersely 1996: 275).

Created: 24 October 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 January 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 January 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 August 2022

 
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