Porites porites Pallas 1766 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

Alternative combination: Madrepora porites

Belongs to Porites according to Vaughan 1902

Sister taxa: Porites amplectans, Porites anguillensis, Porites arenosa, Porites arnaudi, Porites astreoides, Porites australiensis, Porites baracoaensis, Porites belli, Porites bernardi, Porites branneri, Porites calabricae, Porites carrizensis, Porites chipolanum, Porites collegniana, Porites colonensis, Porites columnaris, Porites compressa, Porites convivatoris, Porites crustulum, Porites cylindrica, Porites deshayesiana, Porites divaricata, Porites diversiformis, Porites douvillei, Porites evermanni, Porites floridaeprima, Porites furcata, Porites gajensis, Porites hawaiiensis, Porites heronensis, Porites incrustans, Porites lanuginosa, Porites leptoclada, Porites lichen, Porites lobata, Porites lobatosepta, Porites lutea, Porites macdonaldi, Porites maigensis, Porites mancietensis, Porites matheroni, Porites minuta, Porites mordax, Porites multilamellata, Porites murrayensis, Porites nigrescens, Porites nodifera, Porites nummulitica, Porites oligocenica, Porites pachysepta, Porites panamensis, Porites portoricensis, Porites pusilla, Porites rus, Porites solida, Porites sverdrupi, Porites timorensis, Porites trinitatis, Porites undulata, Porites vindobonarum, Porites waylandi

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (1 collection), Barbados (4), Cape Verde (1), Cayman Islands (37), Colombia (8), the Dominican Republic (6), Haiti (2), Jamaica (2), Mexico (2), the Netherlands Antilles (2), Panama (9), United States (5: Florida), Virgin Islands (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), Haiti (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of France (1)

Total: 89 collections each including a single occurrence

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