Hydnophora exesa Pallas 1766 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Madrepora exesa

Belongs to Hydnophora according to Matthai 1928

Sister taxa: Hydnophora ackermanni, Hydnophora affinis, Hydnophora astraeoides, Hydnophora cristatoseriata, Hydnophora ferryi, Hydnophora grandis, Hydnophora infundibulum, Hydnophora microconos, Hydnophora oppenheimi, Hydnophora pilosa, Hydnophora provincialis, Hydnophora pulchra, Hydnophora rudis, Hydnophora solidior, Hydnophora styriaca, Hydnophora tenella, Hydnophora variabilis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Egypt (1), Japan (7), Kenya (1), Pakistan (3), Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene of Japan (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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