Mussismilia hispida Verrill 1901 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Alternative combination: Mussa hispida

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

Sister taxa: Mussismilia braziliensis, Mussismilia harttii, Mussismilia provincialis, Mussismilia vindobonensis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Brazil (2 collections), Panama (1)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Panama (3)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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