Goniastrea australensis Milne Edwards and Haime 1857 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Prionastraea australensis

Synonym: Goniastrea seychellensis Milne Edwards and Haime 1857

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

Sister taxa: Goniastrea aloysiisabaudiae, 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 parvula, Goniastrea pectinata, Goniastrea peresi, Goniastrea retiformis, Goniastrea stelligera, Goniastrea tenera

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (23 collections), Malaysia (1), New Zealand (14)

• Pliocene of Papua New Guinea (1)

Total: 39 collections each including a single occurrence

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