Astrea annuligera Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Montastrea annuligera, Orbicella annuligera

Belongs to Astrea according to D. Huang et al. 2014

See also Kiessling 2008 and Montanaro Gallitelli 1973

Sister taxa: Astrea curta, Astrea rotulosa, Astrea venusta

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Eritrea (1 collection), French Polynesia (2), India (1), Japan (2), Papua New Guinea (7)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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