Oculina diffusa Lamarck 1816 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

Belongs to Oculina according to Lamarck 1816

Sister taxa: Oculina alabamensis, Oculina aldrichi, Oculina becki, Oculina conferta, Oculina harrisi, Oculina hobleyi, Oculina nefrens, Oculina oamaruensis, Oculina olssoni, Oculina osiris, Oculina parvistella, Oculina robusta, Oculina sarasotana, Oculina singleyi, Oculina smithi, Oculina umbellata, Oculina valenciennesi, Oculina varicosa, Oculina virgosa, Oculina wagneriana

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Cayman Islands (1 collection), the Dominican Republic (2), Panama (1), United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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