Goniastrea edwardsi Chevalier 1971 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Belongs to Goniastrea according to Chevalier 1971

Sister taxa: Goniastrea aloysiisabaudiae, Goniastrea australensis, Goniastrea canalis, Goniastrea capitata, Goniastrea cocchii, Goniastrea confertissima, Goniastrea crassisepta, Goniastrea curasavica, Goniastrea delemontana, 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 (19 collections), Egypt (4), Guam (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (2), Papua New Guinea (7)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (2)

Total: 36 collections each including a single occurrence

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