Dipsastraea favus Forskal 1775 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Favia favus, Goniastrea favus, Madrepora favus

Synonyms: Favia affinis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850, Favia cavernosa Forskal 1775, Favia savignyi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850, Madrepora cavernosa Forskal 1775, Orbicella borradailei Gardiner 1904, Parastrea affinis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850, Parastrea savignyi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850

Belongs to Dipsastraea according to D. Huang et al. 2014

See also Felix 1915, Inskipp et al. 2005 and Montanaro Gallitelli 1973

Sister taxa: Dipsastraea amicorum, Dipsastraea helianthoides, Dipsastraea lacuna, Dipsastraea laxa, Dipsastraea lizardensis, Dipsastraea matthaii, Dipsastraea maxima, Dipsastraea pallida, Dipsastraea rotumana, Dipsastraea speciosa, Dipsastraea veroni

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Djibouti (1), Guam (1), India (2), Indonesia (2), Japan (5), Pakistan (3), Saudi Arabia (5), the Seychelles (1), Tuvalu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of India (1), Indonesia (2), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Oligocene of France (1)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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