Latiastrea magna Sikharulidze 1985 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Full reference: G. Y. Sikharulidze. 1985. Geksakorally urgonskoy fatsii Dzirulskogo Massiva i ego cevernogo obramlyeniya [Hexacorals from the Urgonian facies of the Dzirul Massif and its northern frame]. Akademiya Nauk Gruzinskoy SSR, Geologicheskiy Institut imeni A I Dzhanelidze, Trudy 88:1-78

Belongs to Latiastrea according to W. Kiessling 2014

Sister taxa: Latiastraea magna, Latiastrea baumbergeri, Latiastrea bendukidzeae, Latiastrea foulassensis, Latiastrea gironensis, Latiastrea greppini, Latiastrea kaufmanni, Latiastrea minima, Latiastrea mucronata, Latiastrea pakongensis, Latiastrea paronai, Latiastrea pjtkovi, Latiastrea valfinensis, Latiastrea variabilis, Latiastrea whitneyi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Mokhorotubani, Dzirul Massif, which is in a Hauterivian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in Georgia

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Puerto Llano, Sierra del Pozo, Jaen, Andalucia

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