WoRMS taxon details

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

207368

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accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaryophyllia astreata Lamarck, 1816) 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]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The skeleton of Galaxea is very distinctive....  
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).  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Indian Ocean" (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2014). Galaxea astreata. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207368 on 2017-11-17

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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2013-09-08 13:36:39Z
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2014-04-21 21:22:42Z
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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]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea clavus Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. 1846. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Zoophytes 7: 1-740. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora musicale Linnaeus, 1767) Linnaeus C. (1767). Caroli Linnaei...Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio duodecima. 1. Regnum Animale. 1 & 2 Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii. pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea musicalis (Linnaeus, 1767)) Linnaeus C. (1767). Caroli Linnaei...Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio duodecima. 1. Regnum Animale. 1 & 2 Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii. pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaryophyllia astreata Lamarck, 1816) 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]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & van der Land, J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [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]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea clavus Dana, 1846) Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea clavus Dana, 1846) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea musicalis (Linnaeus, 1767)) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalaxea musicalis (Linnaeus, 1767)) Milne Edwards H (1857) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2: 1-631. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora musicale Linnaeus, 1767) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthophyllum musicale (Linnaeus, 1767)) Linnaeus C. (1767). Caroli Linnaei...Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio duodecima. 1. Regnum Animale. 1 & 2 Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii. pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthophyllum musicale (Linnaeus, 1767)) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthophyllum musicale (Linnaeus, 1767)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthophyllum clavus Dana, 1846) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthophyllum clavus Dana, 1846) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaryophyllia astreata Lamarck, 1816) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

context source (HKRMS) AFCD. (2004). Ecological Status and Revised Species Records of Hong Kong’s Scleractinian Corals. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,The Hong Kong SAR Government. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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]
 

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)
LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoroctopus coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorオガサワラアザミサンゴ  [details]