Dipsastraea speciosa Dana 1846 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Astrea speciosa, Favia speciosa

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

See also Yabe et al. 1936

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

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Egypt (2), Eritrea (1), India (2), Indonesia (1), Japan (10), Jordan (3), New Caledonia (4), New Zealand (6), Pakistan (3), Saudi Arabia (2), Sudan (1), Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (2), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (3), Japan (4), Taiwan (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (2)

Total: 52 collections each including a single occurrence

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