Echinopora gemmacea Lamarck 1816 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Explanaria gemmacea

Synonym: Echinopora carduus Klunzinger 1879

Belongs to Echinopora according to T. Inskipp et al. 2005

See also Montanaro Gallitelli 1973

Sister taxa: Echinopora crassatina, Echinopora forskaliana, Echinopora hirsutissima, Echinopora lamellosa, Echinopora mammiformis, Echinopora miocenica, Echinopora pacificus, Echinopora pelarangensis, Echinopora porosa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (12 collections), Japan (2), Kenya (2), Mauritius (3), Saudi Arabia (4), Sudan (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Egypt (1)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (1)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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