Cyphastrea ocellina Dana 1846 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Astrea ocellina

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

Sister taxa: Cyphastraea coloi, Cyphastrea aliceae, Cyphastrea buddae, Cyphastrea chalcidicum, Cyphastrea crassa, Cyphastrea cymotoma, Cyphastrea gemmulifera, Cyphastrea japonica, Cyphastrea microphthalma, Cyphastrea monticulifera, Cyphastrea serailia, Cyphastrea spinea, Cyphastrea tampae, Cyphastrea tubifera, Cyphastrea wanneri

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Hawaii collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States Minor Outlying Islands (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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