Cyphastrea microphthalma Lamarck 1816 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Astrea microphthalma

Synonym: Cyphastrea gardineri Matthai 1914

Belongs to Cyphastrea according to Matthai 1914

See also Wijsman-Best 1980

Sister taxa: Cyphastraea coloi, Cyphastrea aliceae, Cyphastrea buddae, Cyphastrea chalcidicum, Cyphastrea crassa, Cyphastrea cymotoma, Cyphastrea gemmulifera, Cyphastrea japonica, Cyphastrea monticulifera, Cyphastrea ocellina, Cyphastrea serailia, Cyphastrea spinea, Cyphastrea tampae, Cyphastrea tubifera, Cyphastrea wanneri

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Egypt (1), Guam (1), Indonesia (2), Japan (4), Kenya (2), Mauritius (1), New Caledonia (1), Papua New Guinea (3), Saudi Arabia (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (6), Japan (1), Taiwan (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1), the Marshall Islands (2)

Total: 33 collections each including a single occurrence

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