Galaxaura rugosa (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux 1816

Galaxaura rugosa (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux

Current name: Galaxaura rugosa (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
Panama. Tetrasporophyte — Swollen cells of cortex.Diane Littler (

Publication Details
Galaxaura rugosa (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux 1816: 263

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1816). Histoire des polypiers coralligènes flexibles, vulgairement nommés zoophytes. pp. [i]-lxxxiv, chart, [1]-560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.

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Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Galaxaura.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Corallina rugosa J.Ellis & Solander

Type Information
Type locality: Jamaica; (Ellis & Solander 1786: 115) Notes: South & Skelton (2003: 720) mistakenly cite the Bahamas as the type locality

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), wrinkled.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

According to Wang et al. (2005: 693), plants usually grew on rocky substrata from 0-10 m depths, although they were sometimes attached to the tubes o f polychaete worms.

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

Last updated: 03 June 2021

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