Orbicella franksi Gregory 1895 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Montastrea franksi

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

Sister taxa: Orbicella annularis, Orbicella benoisti, Orbicella boehmi, Orbicella faveolata, Orbicella praeheliopora

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (3 collections), the Dominican Republic (3), Jamaica (1), Mexico (1), Panama (6), Virgin Islands (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of Panama (3)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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