Galaxea astreata Lamarck 1816 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

Alternative combination: Caryophyllia astreata

Synonyms: Anthophyllum clavus Dana 1846, Galaxea clava Dana 1846, Galaxea clavus Dana 1846, Galaxea lamarcki Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851

Belongs to Galaxea according to W. Kiessling et al. 2011

See also Inskipp et al. 2005, Umbgrove 1924 and Vaughan 1918

Sister taxa: Galaxea acrhelia, Galaxea elegantissima, Galaxea excelsa, Galaxea fascicularis, Galaxea haligena, Galaxea horrescens, Galaxea junghuhni, Galaxea kabairaensis, Galaxea paucisepta, Galaxea salayarensis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (5 collections), India (1), Indonesia (3), Japan (6), Saudi Arabia (1), Vanuatu (2)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (3)

Total: 23 collections each including a single occurrence

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