Dipsastraea laxa Klunzinger 1879 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Favia laxa, Orbicella laxa

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

See also Inskipp et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Dipsastraea amicorum, Dipsastraea favus, Dipsastraea helianthoides, Dipsastraea lacuna, 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 Egypt (2 collections), Indonesia (1), Japan (3), Papua New Guinea (12), Saudi Arabia (6), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (2)

• Miocene of Fiji (1), Indonesia (2), Iran (2)

Total: 33 collections each including a single occurrence

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