Galaxaura oblongata [Status Unaccepted]   (J. Ellis & Solander) J. V. Lamouroux,  1816 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Color: Greenish to pale pinkish

Thalli calcified, 2-10 cm high, 1-2 mm in diameter, holdfast discoid, regularly and densely dichotomously branched, glabrous. Branches cylindrical, annulate, rugose and articulate, without any free assimilatory filaments.

Synonym (s)
Galaxaura adriatica Zanardini, 1862
Galaxaura conglutinata Kjellman, 1900
Galaxaura constipata Kjellman, 1900
Galaxaura cylindrica (Ellis Solander) Lamo, 1786
Galaxaura cylindrica (Ellis Solander) Lamo, 1821
Galaxaura dactyliophora Piccone et Grunow, 1884
Galaxaura dimorpha Kjellman, 1900
Galaxaura eburnea Kjellman, 1900
Galaxaura fastigiata Decaisne, 1842
Galaxaura fragilis (Lamarck) Lamouroux, 1842
Galaxaura pilifera Kjellman, 1900
Galaxaura schimperi Decaisne, 1842
Galaxaura stellifera J. Agardh, 1885

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal


• Gujarat, Okha Port (Lat: 22.45) (Long: 69.07) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bassas de Pedro (Lat: 13.5) (Long: 72.58) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Cora Divh (Lat: 13.75) (Long: 72.25) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Sesostris (Lat: 12.91) (Long: 72.08) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Tamil Nadu , Kovalam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Maharashtra, Angria Bank (Lat: 16.45) (Long: 72.08) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Katchall INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA

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