Favia fragum Esper 1795 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Alternative combination: Madrepora fragum

Belongs to Favia according to Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857

Sister taxa: Favia africana, Favia aquitaniensis, Favia beaumaderiensis, Favia clarki, Favia corollaris, Favia costata, Favia dalmatina, Favia danae, Favia denticulata, Favia dominicensis, Favia ehrenbergi, Favia exilis, Favia falloti, Favia faviodes, Favia favioides, Favia friedbergi, Favia gotschevi, Favia gravida, Favia gregoryi, Favia haipensis, Favia hemispherica, Favia jezoensis, Favia junghuhni, Favia kabyliensis, Favia leptophylla, Favia lobata, Favia maastrichtensis, Favia macdonaldi, Favia macrocalyx, Favia macrotheca, Favia madhuwalensis, Favia magnifica, Favia maoadentrensis, Favia mathai, Favia melitae, Favia meneguzzoi, Favia oishii, Favia okeni, Favia planissima, Favia praeamplior, Favia profunda, Favia ritterneri, Favia somaliensis, Favia subdenticulata, Favia texana, Favia turbinata, Favia vokesae, Favia weisbordi

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (2 collections), Barbados (10), Cape Verde (5), Cayman Islands (29), the Dominican Republic (1), Jamaica (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands Antilles (6), Panama (9), United States (6: Florida)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (7)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

Total: 78 collections each including a single occurrence

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