Montastrea cavernosa Linne 1767 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montastraeidae

Alternative combinations: Heliastrea cavernosa, Madrepora cavernosa, Orbicella cavernosa, Phyllocoenia cavernosa

Belongs to Montastrea according to P. H. De Buisonjé 1974

See also Kiessling 2008, Thomas 1938 and Weisbord 1974

Sister taxa: Montastraea cavernosa, Montastraea cylindrica, Montastraea endothecata, Montastraea faveolata, Montastraea franksi, Montastrea alpina, Montastrea antilliana, Montastrea bachmayeri, Montastrea brevis, Montastrea bumi, Montastrea colemani, Montastrea costata, Montastrea cribraria, Montastrea cubana, Montastrea cylindrica, Montastrea davisina, Montastrea endothecata, Montastrea eocenica, Montastrea exsculpta, Montastrea felixi, Montastrea gabbi, Montastrea imperatoris, Montastrea inaequalis, Montastrea intermedia, Montastrea irradians, Montastrea katzeri, Montastrea lauensis, Montastrea laurae, Montastrea lepidoides, Montastrea lilli, Montastrea lyonsi, Montastrea nodosa, Montastrea orbitoides, Montastrea pecosensis, Montastrea pediculata, Montastrea peninsularis, Montastrea pomeli, Montastrea prima, Montastrea roemeriana, Montastrea rotunda, Montastrea rudis, Montastrea schuberti, Montastrea schweinfurthi, Montastrea tabulata, Montastrea tampaensis, Montastrea tchihatcheffi, Montastrea texana, Montastrea trinitatis, Phyllocoenia sculpta

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic


• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (1 collection), the Bahamas (4), Barbados (3), Belize (2), Bermuda (1), Cayman Islands (23), Colombia (4), Dominica (1), the Dominican Republic (6), Haiti (2), Jamaica (5), Mexico (1), Montserrat (1), the Netherlands Antilles (5), Panama (12), Saint Kitts and Nevis (2), United States (7: Florida), Venezuela (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Jamaica (1)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (2), the Dominican Republic (3), the Netherlands Antilles (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (4), the Netherlands Antilles (1)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), the Dominican Republic (10), Grenada (2), Haiti (1), the Netherlands Antilles (1), Panama (13), United States (2: Florida)

• Oligocene of Venezuela (1)

Total: 127 collections each including a single occurrence

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