Stephanocoenia intersepta Esper 1795 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae

Alternative combinations: Astrea intersepta, Madrepora intersepta

Synonym: Stephanocoenia michelinii Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848

Belongs to Stephanocoenia according to Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848

See also Kiessling 2008 and Veron 2000

Sister taxa: Stephanocoenia antiquus, Stephanocoenia duncani, Stephanocoenia peruviana, Stephanocoenia spongiformis, Stephanocoenia storrsi, Stephanocoenia tricoronata

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), Barbados (4), Colombia (2), Costa Rica (34), the Dominican Republic (9), Haiti (1), Jamaica (1), Panama (3), Virgin Islands (2)

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

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (2), Indonesia (2), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2), Panama (1), Trinidad and Tobago (2)

• Oligocene of France (1)

Total: 74 collections each including a single occurrence

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