Galaxaura cliftonii Harvey 1863: xxxviii, pl. CCLXXV ('cliftoni')
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1863). Phycologia australica: or, a history of Australian seaweeds; comprising coloured figures and descriptions of the more characteristic marine algae of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and a synopsis of all known Australian algae. Vol. 5. pp. [i]-x, v-lxxiii (Synoptic catalogue), Plates CCXLI-CCC (with text). London: Lovell Reeve.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Galaxaura is Galaxaura rugosa (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ganonema farinosum (J.V.Lamouroux) K.C.Fan & Yung C.Wang
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Lectotype locality: Fremantle, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 120). Lectotype: G. Clifton; TCD (Huisman 2006: 43). Notes: This type locality was first described by Levring, 1953: 504 (Silva et al., 1996). Lectotype: TCD, fide T. Levring (Huisman 2006).
Source of current name
Huisman, J.M. (2006). Liagoraceae. In: Algae of Australia Nemaliales. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 29-30. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. 1-508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 February 2019.