Galaxaura marginata [Status Unaccepted]   (Ellis et Solander,  1816) (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

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Thallus flattened, assimilating filaments short or 2 celled.

Synonym (s)
Brachycladia marginata (Ellis & Solander) Schmitz, 1889
Corallina marginata Ellis & Solander, 1786
Galaxaura angustifrons Kjellman, 1900
Galaxaura arborea Kjellman, 1900
Galaxaura canaliculata (Kutzing) Kutzing, 1849
Galaxaura clavigera Kjellman, 1900
Galaxaura dilatata Kutzing, 1858
Galaxaura elegans Jaasund, 1976
(Misapplied name)
Galaxaura marginata var. dilatata (Kutzing) J. Agardh, 1876
Galaxaura occidentalis Borgesen, 1916
Galaxaura spathulata Kjellman, 1900
Galaxaura stupocaula Kjellman, 1900
Galaxaura tenera Kjellman, 1900
Galaxaura ventricosa Kjellman, 1900
Galaxaura veprecula Kjellman 1900
Halysium canaliculatum Kutzing, 1843
Microthoe marginata (Ellis & Solander) Harvey, 1855
Zanardinia marginata (Ellis & Solander) J. Agardh, 1876
Galaxaura marginata (Ellis & Solander) Lamouroux, 1816

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Addu Atoll MALDIVES
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bassas de Pedro (Lat: 13.5) (Long: 72.58) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.5) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• 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)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Maharashtra, Angria Bank (Lat: 16.45) (Long: 72.08) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Papenfuss, GF; Mshigeni, KE and Chiang, YM (1982) Revision of the red algal genus Galaxaura with special reference to the species occurring in the western Indian Ocean Botanica Marina Walter de Gruyter and Co. Berlin. New York 25 401-444 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Papenfuss, GF; Mshigeni, KE and Chiang, YM (1982) Revision of the red algal genus Galaxaura with special reference to the species occurring in the western Indian Ocean Botanica Marina 25 401-444 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
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  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Ambiye, V and Untawale, AG (1992) Deep water marine algal flora of the submerged banks off west coast of India Oceanography of the Indian Ocean Oxford and IBH, New Delhi 247-252 Available at -
  • Kaliaperumal, N; Kaladharan, P and Kalimuthu, S (1989) Seaweed and seagrass resources Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 162-176 Available at -
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