Montastraea cavernosa Linnaeus 1767 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montastraeidae

Belongs to Montastraea according to Linnaeus 1767

Sister taxa: Montastraea cylindrica, Montastraea faveolata, Montastrea alpina, Montastrea antilliana, Montastrea bachmayeri, Montastrea bainbridgensis, Montastrea brevis, Montastrea bumi, Montastrea canalis, Montastrea cavernosa, Montastrea colemani, Montastrea costata, Montastrea cribraria, Montastrea cubana, Montastrea cylindrica, Montastrea davisina, Montastrea edwardsensis, Montastrea endothecata, Montastrea eocenica, Montastrea exsculpta, Montastrea felixi, Montastrea gabbi, Montastrea imperatoris, Montastrea inaequalis, Montastrea intermedia, Montastrea irradians, Montastrea katzeri, Montastrea lauensis, Montastrea lepidoides, Montastrea lilli, Montastrea limbata, Montastrea linggapadangensis, Montastrea lyonsi, Montastrea nancyi, Montastrea nodosa, Montastrea orbitoides, Montastrea pecosensis, Montastrea pediculata, Montastrea peninsularis, Montastrea pomeli, Montastrea prima, Montastrea roemeriana, Montastrea rotunda, Montastrea rudis, Montastrea schuberti, Montastrea schweinfurthi, Montastrea tabulata, Montastrea tampaensis, Montastrea tchihatcheffi, Montastrea texana, Montastrea trinitatis, Montastrea valenciennesii

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Barbados (1 collection), Belize (1), Costa Rica (23), Jamaica (2), Panama (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (4)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (5)

• Miocene of Colombia (1)

Total: 38 collections each including a single occurrence

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