Goniastrea muralis Budd et al. 1992 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Full reference: A. F. Budd, T. S. Stemann, and R. H. Stewart. 1992. Eocene Caribbean Reef Corals: A Unique Fauna from the Gatuncillo Formation of Panama. Journal of Paleontology 66(4):570-594

Belongs to Goniastrea according to A. F. Budd et al. 1992

Sister taxa: Goniastrea aloysiisabaudiae, Goniastrea australensis, Goniastrea canalis, Goniastrea capitata, Goniastrea cocchii, Goniastrea confertissima, Goniastrea crassisepta, Goniastrea curasavica, Goniastrea delemontana, Goniastrea edwardsi, Goniastrea favulus, Goniastrea grandiflora, Goniastrea insignis, Goniastrea longula, Goniastrea matanomadhensis, Goniastrea parvistella, Goniastrea parvula, Goniastrea pectinata, Goniastrea peresi, Goniastrea retiformis, Goniastrea stelligera, Goniastrea tenera

Type specimen: Its type locality is Lago Alahuela, Panama, which is in a Priabonian reef, buildup or bioherm mudstone/limestone in the Gatuncillo Formation of Panama

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Lago Alahuela, Panama

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