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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea Oken, 1815 
AphiaID: 205332

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphylliidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora fascicularis Linnaeus, 1767 (type by subsequent designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphylliidae Alloiteau, 1952
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrhelia Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrohelia Milne Edwards, 1857 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea Milne Edwards, 1857 (synonym)
Sources  original description Oken, L. 1815-1816. Lehrbuch Der Naturgeschichte. Dritter Theil, Zoologie. Erste Abteilung, Fleischlose Thiere: 1-841 (Register) (1815); Atlas: I-Iv, pls. I-Xvii (1816)., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=Spo5AAAAcAAJ [details]

status source ICZN (2004) Porites Link, 1807, Galaxea Oken, 1815, Mussa Oken, 1815 and Dendrophyllia Blainville, 1830 (Anthozoa, Scleractinia): generic names conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 61: 51-53. [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea acrhelia Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea alta Nemenzo, 1980
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea astreata (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea cryptoramosa Fenner & Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea horrescens (Dana, 1846)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea longisepta Fenner & Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea pauciradiata (Blainville, 1830)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea vesiculosa Latypov, 2011 (nomen nudum)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea aspera Quelch, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea clavus Dana, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea astreata (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea eburnea Pourtalès, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJavania cailleti (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea ellisi (Milne Edwards & Haime) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea esperi (Schweigger, 1820) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fragilis Quelch, 1886 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea heterocyathus Ortmann, 1889 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea hexagonalis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea hexagonalis (Milne Edwards & Haime) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea hystrix Dana, 1846 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea irregularis (Milne Edwards & Haime) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea lawisiana Nemenzo, 1959 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea musicalis (Linnaeus, 1767) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea astreata (Lamarck, 1816)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea paucisepta Claereboudt, 1990 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea pauciradiata (Blainville, 1830)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea quoyi (Milne Edwards & Haime) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea tenella Brüggemann, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colonies are massive, columnar, encrusting or irregular. Corallites are cylindrical, thin-walled and separated by a blistery coenosteum. Columellae are weak or absent. Septa are very exsert. Polyps are sometimes extended during the day (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type species: Madrepora fascicularis Linnaeus, 1767 (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:205332
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Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2006-09-12 06:54:36Z  changed  Martinez, Olga
2013-09-08 13:36:39Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-07-07 13:52:37Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Galaxea Oken, 1815. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=205332 on 2014-08-30
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