Goniastrea parvula Duncan 1880 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Latimeandra parvula

Belongs to Goniastrea according to R. Baron-Szabo 2009

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 muralis, Goniastrea parvistella, Goniastrea pectinata, Goniastrea peresi, Goniastrea retiformis, Goniastrea stelligera, Goniastrea tenera

Type specimen: Its type locality is Magar Pir, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan, which is in a Burdigalian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone/sandstone in Pakistan

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Magar Pir, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

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