Acanthastrea echinata Dana 1846 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Alternative combination: Astrea echinata

Belongs to Acanthastrea according to Vaughan 1918

Sister taxa: Acanthastrea crenulata, Acanthastrea dausi, Acanthastrea hemprichii, Acanthastrea hillae, Acanthastrea horrida, Acanthastrea lordhowensis, Acanthastrea polygonalis, Acanthastrea termofurae

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (3 collections), Eritrea (1), Guam (2), Japan (9), Kenya (2), New Caledonia (1), Pakistan (1), Pitcairn (1), Saudi Arabia (2)

• Pliocene of Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1), Iran (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

Total: 26 collections including 27 occurrences

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