Stylophora africana Latham 1929 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae

Belongs to Stylophora according to Latham 1929

Sister taxa: Stylophora affinis, Stylophora annulata, Stylophora binacuaensis, Stylophora cambridgensis, Stylophora canalis, Stylophora chiraensis, Stylophora coalescens, Stylophora compressa, Stylophora conferta, Stylophora cyclopleura, Stylophora damesi, Stylophora densata, Stylophora distans, Stylophora elongata, Stylophora eocaenica, Stylophora gaasensis, Stylophora garumnica, Stylophora gemmans, Stylophora goethalsi, Stylophora granulata, Stylophora granulata, Stylophora granulate, Stylophora hercegowinensis, Stylophora imperatoris, Stylophora kuehlmanni, Stylophora lindavistae, Stylophora macdonaldi, Stylophora minor, Stylophora minutissima, Stylophora monticulosa, Stylophora mordax, Stylophora octophylla, Stylophora panamensis, Stylophora parvistella, Stylophora paumotensis, Stylophora pistillata, Stylophora pocilloporoides, Stylophora ponderosa, Stylophora portbellensis, Stylophora pulcherrima, Stylophora ramulosa, Stylophora raristella, Stylophora reussiana, Stylophora rugosa, Stylophora silicensis, Stylophora sokkohensis, Stylophora subreticulata, Stylophora tenuissima, Stylophora thirsiformis, Stylophora undata, Stylophora verrucosa, Stylophora willoughbyi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Dubino, Berbera area, which is in an Oligocene reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in Somalia

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Miocene of Iran (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Somalia (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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