Goniastrea confertissima Reuss 1868 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Favia confertissima

Full reference: A. E. Reuss. 1868. Paläontologische Studien über die älteren Tertiärschichten der Alpen, 1: Die fossilen Anthozoen der Schichten von Castelgomberto [Paleontological studies about the older Tertiary beds in the Alps, 1: The fossil Anthozoa from the Castelcomberto Formation]. Denkschriften der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 28:129-184

Belongs to Goniastrea according to S. H. Frost 1981

See also Reuss 1868

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Monte Grumi, Castelgomberto, which is in a Rupelian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Castelgomberto Formation of Italy

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Monte Grumi, Castelgomberto

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