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

Publication details
Galaxaura lapidescens (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux 1816: 264

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

Basionym
Corallina lapidescens Ellis & Solander

Type information
Type locality: not specified (Silva & al. 1996: 110).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Tetrasporphyte of Galaxaura rugosa (Guiry, pers. comm.).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Galaxaura lapidescens (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux)
Atlantic Islands: Bermuda (Taylor 1960), Canary Islands (Viera-Rodriguez et al. 1987), Cape Verde Islands (Otero-Schmitt & Sanjuan 1992).

North America: Florida (Taylor 1960), Mexico (Taylor 1960), Mexico (Atlantic) (Taylor 1972).

Central America: Belize (Norris & Bucher 1982, Littler & Littler 1997), Panama (Taylor 1960).

Caribbean Islands: Bahamas (Taylor 1960), Barbados (Taylor 1960), Cuba (Taylor 1960), Jamaica (Taylor 1960), Lesser Antilles (Taylor 1960, Taylor 1969), Puerto Rico (Taylor 1960), Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).

South America: Brazil (Oliveira Filho 1977), Colombia (Taylor 1960), Venezuela (Ganesan 1990).

Africa: Ethiopia (Papenfuss 1968 ), Mauritius (Børgesen 1942).

Middle East: Egypt (Papenfuss 1968 ), Iran (Sohrabipour & Rabii 1999), Israel (Papenfuss 1968 ), Jordan (Papenfuss 1968 ).

South-east Asia: Vietnam (Tsutsui et al. 2005).

Asia: Japan (Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987, Shao 2003-2014).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996).

Source of current name
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: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Key references
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.

Created: 30 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 31 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 May 2021.

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