Goniastrea retiformis Lamarck 1816 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Astrea retiformis

Belongs to Goniastrea according to Matthai 1914

Sister taxa: Goniastrea aloysiisabaudiae, Goniastrea australensis, Goniastrea canalis, Goniastrea capitata, Goniastrea cocchii, Goniastrea confertissima, Goniastrea crassisepta, Goniastrea curasavica, Goniastrea delemontana, Goniastrea edwardsi, Goniastrea favulus, Goniastrea grandiflora, Goniastrea insignis, Goniastrea longula, Goniastrea matanomadhensis, Goniastrea muralis, Goniastrea parvistella, Goniastrea parvula, Goniastrea pectinata, Goniastrea peresi, Goniastrea stelligera, Goniastrea tenera

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (15 collections), Christmas Island (1), Djibouti (1), Egypt (9), Eritrea (2), French Polynesia (2), Guam (2), India (3), Indonesia (3), Japan (10), Kenya (5), Mauritius (2), Mayotte (1), New Caledonia (5), Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (17), the Philippines (4), Saudi Arabia (6), the Seychelles (1), Taiwan (1), Vanuatu (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (2), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (13), Japan (2), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (1)

Total: 116 collections each including a single occurrence

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