Madracis decactis Lyman 1859 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae

Alternative combination: Astrea decactis

Belongs to Madracis according to J. W. Wells 1934

Sister taxa: Madracis asperula, Madracis auretenra, Madracis crassisepta, Madracis crescentensis, Madracis decaseptata, Madracis densa, Madracis dodecachora, Madracis duncani, Madracis ganei, Madracis gregorioi, Madracis herricki, Madracis incerta, Madracis johnsoni, Madracis johnwellsi, Madracis kirbyi, Madracis labrum, Madracis mirabilis, Madracis ornata, Madracis pharensis, Madracis rotiformis, Madracis stewarti, Madracis vaughani, Madracis wellsi

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Cayman Islands (1 collection), Costa Rica (39), the Dominican Republic (2), Haiti (2), the Netherlands Antilles (1), Panama (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (1)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (3), Costa Rica (1), the Netherlands Antilles (11), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2), the Netherlands Antilles (1)

• Eocene of Barbados (1)

Total: 71 collections each including a single occurrence

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