Goniastrea matanomadhensis Chattopadhyay 2004 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Full reference: D. Chattopadhyay. 2004. New record of a coral-mollusca reefal community from the early tertiary of Kutch, Gujarat. Indian Minerals 58(3):169-182

Belongs to Goniastrea according to D. Chattopadhyay 2004

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 muralis, Goniastrea parvistella, Goniastrea parvula, Goniastrea pectinata, Goniastrea peresi, Goniastrea retiformis, Goniastrea stelligera, Goniastrea tenera

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Matanomadh village (Paleocene of India)

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