Spongites africanus

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Taxonavigation: Corallinales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Corallinophycidae
Ordo: Corallinales

Familia: Corallinaceae
Subfamilia: Porolithoideae
Genus: Spongites
Species: Spongites africanus


Spongites africanus (Foslie) Afonso-Carrillo, M.Chacana & M.Sanson, 1993


  • Basionym
    • Lithophyllum africanum Foslie, 1900
      • Type locality: Cabo Verde [= Cape Vert], [Sénégal].
      • Lectotype: Anon.; no date; none given. TRH A27-1559.
  • Heterotypic
    • Lithothamnion ponderosum Foslie, 1897
    • Lithophyllum ponderosum (Foslie) Foslie, 1898


  • 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. Reference page. : 136
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Spongites africanus. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 17 August 2017.