Astrea curta Dana 1846 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Heliastrea curta, Montastrea curta, Orbicella curta, Plesiastrea curta

Synonyms: Astrea quadrangularis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849, Orbicella quadrangularis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849

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

See also Chevalier 1968, Gregory 1900, Inskipp et al. 2005, Sasaki et al. 2004, Wells 1982 and Wijsman-Best 1977

Sister taxa: Astrea annuligera, Astrea rotulosa, Astrea venusta

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Egypt (1), French Polynesia (2), Guam (2), Indonesia (2), Japan (9), New Caledonia (4), New Zealand (8), Papua New Guinea (7), Pitcairn (2), Vanuatu (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (3), Japan (2), Taiwan (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (1), France (1), Indonesia (1), United States (1: Hawaii)

Total: 52 collections each including a single occurrence

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