Galaxaura filamentosa R.C.Y.Chou 1945

Galaxaura filamentosa R.C.Y.Chou

Current name: Galaxaura filamentosa R.C.Y.Chou
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Publication Details
Galaxaura filamentosa R.C.Y.Chou 1945: 139

Published in: Taylor, W.R. (1945). Pacific marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expeditions to the Galapagos Islands. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 12: i-iv, 1-528, 3 figs, 100 pls.

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Type Species
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.

Type Information
Type locality: Sulphur Bay, Isla ClariĆ³n, Islas Revilla Gigedo, Mexico; (Taylor 1945: 139) Holotype: Taylor no. 39-46; 17 March 1939; very abundant in tide pools on a rocky point; Hancock Foundation; (Taylor 1945: 139)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), filamentous (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 29 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 30 September 2015

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 September 2015. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 27 September 2023

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