Porites lobata Dana 1846 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

Belongs to Porites according to Dana 1846

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 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 solida, Porites sverdrupi, Porites timorensis, Porites trinitatis, Porites undulata, Porites vindobonarum, Porites waylandi

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (5 collections), Costa Rica (2), Egypt (1), Eritrea (1), Fiji (1), French Polynesia (10), Indonesia (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), New Caledonia (4), the Philippines (1), Samoa (1), United States (4: Hawaii)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States Minor Outlying Islands (2)

• Pliocene of French Polynesia (1), Papua New Guinea (1), United States (1: Hawaii)

• Miocene of Fiji (1)

Total: 39 collections including 40 occurrences

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