Diploastrea heliopora Lamarck 1816 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae

Alternative combination: Astrea heliopora

Synonyms: Acanthastrea patula Dana 1846, Astrea patula Dana 1846, Orbicella minikoiensis Gardiner 1904

Belongs to Diploastrea according to Matthai 1914

See also Gregory 1900 and Wijsman-Best 1980

Sister taxa: Diploastraea crassicostata, Diploastrea aequalicostata, Diploastrea aequalis, Diploastrea alternicosta, Diploastrea applanata, Diploastrea bacata, Diploastrea burdigalensis, Diploastrea coronata, Diploastrea costata, Diploastrea crassicostata, Diploastrea crassolamellata, Diploastrea diversiformis, Diploastrea harrisi, Diploastrea hilli, Diploastrea incerta, Diploastrea italica, Diploastrea miocenica, Diploastrea multisepta, Diploastrea reussii, Diploastrea roasendai, Diploastrea rosacea, Diploastrea speciosa, Diploastrea superficialis, Diploastrea taurinensis, Diploastrea variabilis, Diploastrea vaughani

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Guam (1), Indonesia (3), Japan (3), Kenya (1), Madagascar (1), New Caledonia (1), Papua New Guinea (8), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (2), the Philippines (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (11), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (2)

• Miocene of Egypt (1), Fiji (2), Indonesia (3), Papua New Guinea (3)

• Oligocene of France (1)

• Eocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 48 collections each including a single occurrence

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