Orbicella annularis Ellis and Solander 1876 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Heliastrea annularis, Madrepora annularis, Montastraea annularis, Montastrea annularis

Belongs to Orbicella according to D. Huang et al. 2014

See also Chevalier 1961, Kiessling 2008 and Weisbord 1974

Sister taxa: Orbicella benoisti, Orbicella boehmi, Orbicella faveolata, Orbicella franksi, Orbicella praeheliopora

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (1 collection), the Bahamas (29), Barbados (30), Belize (7), Cayman Islands (44), Colombia (20), Djibouti (1), the Dominican Republic (9), Eritrea (1), Haiti (10), Jamaica (10), Mexico (2), the Netherlands Antilles (34), Panama (16), Puerto Rico (1), Turks and Caicos Islands (1), United States (26: Florida), Venezuela (1), Virgin Islands (9)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Bahamas (1)

• Pliocene of Haiti (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Haiti (1), Panama (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (2: Florida)

Total: 261 collections including 262 occurrences

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