Leptoseris explanata Yabe and Sugiyama 1941 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Full reference: H. Yabe and T. Sugiyama. 1941. Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate II. The Science Reports of the Tohoku University, Geology, Special Volume 2:67-91

Belongs to Leptoseris according to H. Yabe and T. Sugiyama 1941

Sister taxa: Leptoseris alternans, Leptoseris amitoriensis, Leptoseris anguillensis, Leptoseris cucullata, Leptoseris delicatissima, Leptoseris dinarica, Leptoseris floriformis, Leptoseris gardineri, Leptoseris glabra, Leptoseris hawaiiensis, Leptoseris irregularis, Leptoseris lauensis, Leptoseris mycetoseroides, Leptoseris papyracea, Leptoseris phylloides, Leptoseris portoricensis, Leptoseris santaciliaensis, Leptoseris scabra, Leptoseris solida, Leptoseris speciosa, Leptoseris walli, Leptoseris yabei

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution: found only at Kikai Island, 19HQ1 (Quaternary of Japan)

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