Colpophyllia natans Houttuyn 1772 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Alternative combination: Madrepora natans

Belongs to Colpophyllia according to Matthai 1928

Sister taxa: Colpophyllia amaranthus, Colpophyllia applanata, Colpophyllia breviserialis, Colpophyllia duncani, Colpophyllia elegans, Colpophyllia eocaenica, Colpophyllia inaequalis, Colpophyllia iranica, Colpophyllia longicollis, Colpophyllia malayica, Colpophyllia meandrinoides, Colpophyllia mexicanum, Colpophyllia multisepta, Colpophyllia reagani, Colpophyllia slavutytschensis, Colpophyllia stellata, Colpophyllia willoughbiensis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (1 collection), Barbados (3), Bermuda (1), Cayman Islands (15), Colombia (7), Costa Rica (18), the Dominican Republic (6), Jamaica (4), Mexico (2), the Netherlands Antilles (8), Panama (8), United States (10: Florida), Venezuela (1), Virgin Islands (4)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (3), Jamaica (1)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (5), the Dominican Republic (1), Jamaica (1), the Netherlands Antilles (3)

• Miocene of Panama (3)

Total: 105 collections each including a single occurrence

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