Manicina areolata Linnaeus 1758 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Alternative combinations: Madrepora areolata, Maeandra areolata, Maeandrina areolata

Synonyms: Colpophyllia gyrosa Ellis and Solander 1786, Madrepora gyrosa Ellis and Solander 1786, Manicina gyrosa Ellis and Solander 1786, Manicina mayori Wells 1936, Meandrina gyrosa Ellis and Solander 1786, Mussa gyrosa Ellis and Solander 1786

Belongs to Manicina according to Duerden 1902

See also Budd and Johnson 1999, Kiessling 2008 and Kiessling et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Manicina geisteri, Manicina grandis, Manicina hydnophoroidea, Manicina jungi, Manicina pliocenica, Manicina puntagordensis

Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal microcarnivore


• Quaternary of the Bahamas (3 collections), Belize (3), Cayman Islands (32), Costa Rica (11), the Dominican Republic (7), Haiti (2), Jamaica (1), Panama (4), United States (4: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (4), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (5), Jamaica (2), United States (1: Florida)

Total: 81 collections each including a single occurrence

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