Porites solida Forskal 1775 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

Alternative combinations: Goniastrea solida, Madrepora solida

Belongs to Porites according to Klunzinger 1879

See also Montanaro Gallitelli 1973

Sister taxa: Porites amplectans, Porites anguillensis, Porites arenosa, Porites arnaudi, Porites astreoides, Porites australiensis, Porites baracoaensis, Porites belli, Porites bernardi, Porites branneri, Porites calabricae, Porites carrizensis, Porites chipolanum, Porites collegniana, Porites colonensis, Porites columnaris, Porites compressa, Porites convivatoris, Porites crustulum, Porites cylindrica, Porites deshayesiana, Porites divaricata, Porites diversiformis, Porites douvillei, Porites evermanni, Porites floridaeprima, Porites furcata, Porites gajensis, Porites hawaiiensis, Porites heronensis, Porites incrustans, Porites lanuginosa, Porites leptoclada, Porites lichen, Porites lobata, Porites lobatosepta, Porites lutea, Porites macdonaldi, Porites maigensis, Porites mancietensis, Porites matheroni, Porites minuta, Porites mordax, Porites multilamellata, Porites murrayensis, Porites nigrescens, Porites nodifera, Porites nummulitica, Porites oligocenica, Porites pachysepta, Porites panamensis, Porites porites, Porites portoricensis, Porites pusilla, Porites rus, Porites sverdrupi, Porites timorensis, Porites trinitatis, Porites undulata, Porites vindobonarum, Porites waylandi

Type specimen: Its type locality is UC 738 - Coyote Mountain [Imperial Fm], which is in a Pliocene marine sandstone in the Imperial Formation of California

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Egypt (1), Eritrea (1), Saudi Arabia (4)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Egypt (1)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (2)

• Miocene of France (1), Indonesia (1)

Total: 13 collections including 14 occurrences

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