Galaxaura pacifica Tanaka
Galaxaura pacifica Tanaka Hibernia Reef, Australia; with Tricleocarpa fastigiata
© J.M. Huisman
Galaxaura pacifica Tanaka 1935: 55, figs 5, 6; pl. XVII : fig. 2
Published in: Tanaka, T. (1935). Four new species of Galaxaura from Japan. Scientific Papers of the Institute of Algological Research, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University 1: 51-57, 6 figs, Plates 17, 18.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Galaxaura is Galaxaura rugosa (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to the Pacific Ocean.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Galaxaura pacifica Tanaka)
Asia: China (Tseng 1984, Liu 2008), Japan (Okamura 1936, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Kurihara et al. 2005, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987, Shao 2003-2014).
South-east Asia: Philippines (Schneider et al. 2016).
Australia and New Zealand: Western Australia (Huisman et al. 2018).
Huisman, J.M., Boo, G.H., Boo, S.M. & Lin, S.-M. (2018). Galaxauraceae. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 30-48. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
Kurihara, A., Arai, S., Shimada, S. & Masuda, M. (2005). The conspecificity of Galaxaura apiculata and G. hystrix (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) inferred from comparative morphology and rbcL, and ITS1 sequences. European Journal of Phycology 40: 39-52.
Wang, W.-L., Liu, S.-L. & Lin, S.-M. (2005). Systematics of the calcified genera of the Galaxauraceae (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) with an emphasis on Taiwan species. Journal of Phycology 41: 685-703.
Zeng, C. (Tseng, C.K.), Luan, R., Chen, Z. & Li, W. (2005). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. II Acrochaetiales Nemaliales Bonnemaisoniales. pp. [i-vii], i-xxiii, 1-180 , pls I-VIII. Beijing: Science Press.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 May 2019.