Siderastrea siderea Ellis and Solander 1786 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Siderastreidae

Alternative combinations: Astrea siderea, Madrepora siderea

Belongs to Siderastrea according to Verrill 1901

Sister taxa: Siderastrea adkinsi, Siderastrea banksi, Siderastrea bertrandiana, Siderastrea clarki, Siderastrea columnaris, Siderastrea conferta, Siderastrea crenulata, Siderastrea dalli, Siderastrea dubiosa, Siderastrea froehlichiana, Siderastrea hillsboroensis, Siderastrea italica, Siderastrea mendenhalli, Siderastrea micrommata, Siderastrea miocenica, Siderastrea pliocenica, Siderastrea propitia, Siderastrea radians, Siderastrea savignyana, Siderastrea scotia, Siderastrea senecta, Siderastrea silecensis, Siderastrea splendida, Siderastrea stellata, Siderastrea tuckerae, Siderastrea vancouverensis, Siderastrea washingtonensis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (3 collections), Barbados (8), Belize (1), Bermuda (1), Cayman Islands (19), Colombia (10), Costa Rica (13), the Dominican Republic (9), Haiti (6), Jamaica (4), Mexico (1), the Netherlands Antilles (18), Panama (16), United States (7: Florida), Venezuela (1), Virgin Islands (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (7), Jamaica (1)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (2), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (10), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (3), Jamaica (1), the Netherlands Antilles (5)

• Miocene of Colombia (3), the Dominican Republic (5), Grenada (1), Haiti (1), Mexico (4), Panama (1), Somalia (1), Trinidad and Tobago (3)

• Oligocene of France (1)

Total: 172 collections each including a single occurrence

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