Turbinaria mesenterina Lamarck 1816 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Alternative combination: Explanaria mesenterina

Belongs to Turbinaria according to Milne-Edwards and Haime 1860

Sister taxa: Turbinaria crater, Turbinaria cyathiformis, Turbinaria durhami, Turbinaria frondens, Turbinaria grandis, Turbinaria jacksoni, Turbinaria peltata, Turbinaria radicalis, Turbinaria reniformis, Turbinaria sitaensis, Turbinaria stellulata, Turbinaria tenuis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), Saudi Arabia (1)

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

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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