Cyphastrea japonica Yabe and Sugiyama 1932 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Synonym: Solenastrea arborescens Gerth 1925

Belongs to Cyphastrea according to Yabe and Sugiyama 1932

See also Gerth 1925 and Leloux and Renema 2007

Sister taxa: Cyphastraea coloi, Cyphastrea aliceae, Cyphastrea buddae, Cyphastrea chalcidicum, Cyphastrea crassa, Cyphastrea cymotoma, Cyphastrea gemmulifera, Cyphastrea microphthalma, 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 Japan (4 collections)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (2)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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