Montastrea irradians Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montastraeidae

Alternative combinations: Heliastrea irradians, Orbicella irradians, Phyllocoenia irradians

Belongs to Montastrea according to T. Pfister 1980

See also Azzaroli 1958

Sister taxa: Montastraea cavernosa, Montastraea cylindrica, Montastraea endothecata, Montastraea faveolata, Montastraea franksi, Montastrea alpina, Montastrea antilliana, Montastrea bachmayeri, Montastrea brevis, Montastrea bumi, Montastrea cavernosa, Montastrea colemani, Montastrea costata, Montastrea cribraria, Montastrea cubana, Montastrea cylindrica, Montastrea davisina, Montastrea endothecata, Montastrea eocenica, Montastrea exsculpta, Montastrea felixi, Montastrea gabbi, Montastrea imperatoris, Montastrea inaequalis, Montastrea intermedia, Montastrea katzeri, Montastrea lauensis, Montastrea lepidoides, Montastrea lilli, Montastrea linggapadangensis, Montastrea lyonsi, Montastrea nodosa, Montastrea orbitoides, Montastrea pecosensis, Montastrea pediculata, Montastrea peninsularis, Montastrea pomeli, Montastrea prima, Montastrea roemeriana, Montastrea rotunda, Montastrea rudis, Montastrea schuberti, Montastrea schweinfurthi, Montastrea tabulata, Montastrea tampaensis, Montastrea tchihatcheffi, Montastrea texana, Montastrea trinitatis, Montastrea valenciennesii, Phyllocoenia subincrassata

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Miocene of France (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Italy (9), Somalia (2)

• Eocene of Croatia (2), Germany (2), Italy (1)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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