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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea astreata (Lamarck, 1816) 
AphiaID: 207368

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea astreata (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea Oken, 1815
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaryophyllia astreata Lamarck, 1816
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthophyllum clavus Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthophyllum musicale (Linnaeus, 1767) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaryophyllia astreata Lamarck, 1816 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea clavus Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea musicalis (Linnaeus, 1767) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora musicale Linnaeus, 1767 (synonym ?)
Sources  original description Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]

new combination reference Chevalier JP (1971) Les Scléractiniaires de la Mélanésie Française (Nouvelle-Caledonie, Iles Chesterfield, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelles Hébrides). I. Expedition Française sur les Récifs Coralliens Nouv.-Calédonie 5: 1-307, pls. 1-38. Paris.  [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoroctopus coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Indian Ocean [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnchimolgus amplius Cheng & Dai, 2016 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnchimolgus contractus Humes, 1979 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnchimolgus tanaus Humes, 1991 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClamocus spinifer Humes, 1979 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia dongshensis Cheng & Dai, 2016 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (15 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The skeleton of Galaxea is very distinctive. Corallites are extremely plocoid, though in this species they are usually smaller than in G. fascicularis. The 2-10 mm tall cylinders are 3-5 mm in diameter and are set into a flat and rather blistery coenosteum. The corallites are well spaced. There are 8-12 protuberant primary septa, projecting a further 2 - 3 mm above the corallite wall. During the daytime, pale tentacles protrude. Colonies of this species may exceed a metre in diameter, forming cushions, or are encrusting to sub-massive, or may develop spires and columns (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are submassive, columnar or encrusting, with uniform corallites 3-4.5 mm in diameter. Usually eight to 12 septa reach the corallite centre. Polyps are seldom extended during the day. Colour: usually pink, grey, green or brown. Abundance: common in any habitat protected from very strong wave action. Encrusting colonies may exceed 2 m in diameter in turbid water (Veron, 1986<>). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207368
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-01-31 16:37:49Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-09-08 13:36:39Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-04-21 21:22:42Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2015). Galaxea astreata (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207368 on 2016-12-07
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