Echinopora forskaliana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Astrea forskaliana, Orbicella forskaliana

Belongs to Echinopora according to M. Wijsman-Best 1980

See also Felix 1915

Sister taxa: Echinopora crassatina, Echinopora gemmacea, Echinopora hirsutissima, Echinopora lamellosa, Echinopora mammiformis, Echinopora miocenica, Echinopora pacificus, Echinopora pelarangensis, Echinopora porosa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (8 collections)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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