Orbicella limbata Duncan 1863 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Montastrea limbata, Phyllocoenia limbata

Synonym: Plesiastrea ramea Duncan 1864

Full reference: P. M. Duncan. 1863. On the fossil corals of the West Indian Islands. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 19:406-458

Belongs to Orbicella according to P. Flórez et al. 2018

See also De Buisonjé 1974, Duncan 1863, Frost and Langenheim 1974 and López-Pérez 2005

Sister taxa: Orbicella annularis, Orbicella benoisti, Orbicella boehmi, Orbicella faveolata, Orbicella franksi, Orbicella linggapadangensis, Orbicella murrayi, Orbicella nancyi, Orbicella pleiades, Orbicella praeheliopora

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Costa Rica (21 collections), the Dominican Republic (1), the Netherlands Antilles (1), Panama (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (6)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (3), Costa Rica (10), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (21), Jamaica (1), the Netherlands Antilles (9)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Aruba (1), the Dominican Republic (7), United States (1: Puerto Rico)

• Miocene of Colombia (2), the Dominican Republic (21), Grenada (1), Haiti (1), Mexico (4), the Netherlands Antilles (1), Panama (2), Trinidad and Tobago (6), Venezuela (2)

• Oligocene of Venezuela (1)

Total: 126 collections including 127 occurrences

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