Spongites hyperellus

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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 hyperellus


Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) D.Penrose, 1996


  • Basionym
    • Lithophyllum hyperellum Foslie, 1900
      • Type locality: Western Port, Victoria.
      • Lectotype: J. Gabriel; 1899; 3-5 fathoms. TRH A4-190. Designated by Adey in Adey & Lebednik (1967: 19); illustrated by Penrose (1990: fig. 33A-C, unpublished PhD thesis).
  • Homotypic
    • Pseudolithophyllum hyperellum (Foslie) W.H.Adey, 1970
  • Heterotypic
    • Lithophyllum hyperellum f. fastigiata Foslie, 1900
    • Lithophyllum hyperellum f. heteroidea Foslie, 1900


  • Penrose, D. 1996. Genus Spongites Kützing. In: The Marine Benthic Flora of South Australia. Rhodophyta. PartIII, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 273–280. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study. Reference page. : 275
  • Spongites hyperellus at Electronic Flora of South Australia.
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Spongites hyperellus. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 17 August 2017.