Goniastrea stelligera Dana 1846 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Favia stelligera, Orbicella stelligera

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

See also Yabe et al. 1936

Sister taxa: Goniastrea aloysiisabaudiae, Goniastrea australensis, Goniastrea canalis, Goniastrea capitata, Goniastrea cocchii, Goniastrea confertissima, Goniastrea crassisepta, Goniastrea curasavica, Goniastrea delemontana, Goniastrea edwardsi, Goniastrea favulus, Goniastrea grandiflora, Goniastrea insignis, Goniastrea longula, Goniastrea matanomadhensis, Goniastrea muralis, Goniastrea parvistella, Goniastrea parvula, Goniastrea pectinata, Goniastrea peresi, Goniastrea retiformis, Goniastrea tenera

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (21 collections), Djibouti (1), Egypt (6), Eritrea (1), French Polynesia (6), Guam (1), Japan (7), Kenya (5), Madagascar (1), Mauritius (2), New Caledonia (7), Papua New Guinea (15), Pitcairn (1), Saudi Arabia (4), the Seychelles (1), Vanuatu (4)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of French Polynesia (1), Indonesia (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 88 collections each including a single occurrence

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