Family Poritidae Gray 1842 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

Parent taxon: Poriticae according to J. W. Wells 1956

Sister taxon: Actinacididae

Subtaxa: Alveopora Bernardpora Dictyaraea Goniopora Porites Poritipora Stylaraea

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (1 collection), Australia (61), the Bahamas (19), Barbados (27), Belize (6), Brazil (3), Cape Verde (3), Cayman Islands (43), China (1), Christmas Island (1), Colombia (26), Cook Islands (9), Costa Rica (38), the Dominican Republic (10), Egypt (55), Eritrea (4), Fiji (2), French Polynesia (43), Guadeloupe (3), Guam (2), Haiti (6), India (6), Indonesia (16), Iran (1), Israel (1), Jamaica (11), Japan (68), Jordan (1), Kenya (34), Kiribati (1), Madagascar (1), Malaysia (1), Maldives (2), the Marshall Islands (1), Mauritius (5), Mayotte (1), Mexico (37), the Netherlands Antilles (16), New Caledonia (17), New Zealand (2), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Pakistan (2), Palau (3), Panama (36), Papua New Guinea (22), the Philippines (7), Pitcairn (3), Samoa (1), Saudi Arabia (7), the Seychelles (9), Somalia (2), Sri Lanka (1), Sudan (1), Taiwan (2), Thailand (1), Tuvalu (1), United States (32: Florida, Hawaii), Vanuatu (11), Virgin Islands (4)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (9), Egypt (1), Indonesia (10), Jamaica (1), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (1), United States (1: Florida), United States Minor Outlying Islands (2)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (10), Costa Rica (26), Cuba (3), the Dominican Republic (23), Egypt (1), French Polynesia (1), Haiti (3), Indonesia (28), Jamaica (2), Japan (4), the Marshall Islands (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands Antilles (14), Papua New Guinea (1), Portugal (1), Taiwan (1), United States (7: California, Florida, Hawaii)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (1), the Dominican Republic (6), Indonesia (4), Malaysia (1), United States (1: Puerto Rico)

• Neogene of Christmas Island (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (16), Anguilla (5), Australia (1), Austria (21), the Bahamas (4), Bulgaria (1), Colombia (6), Cyprus (2), the Dominican Republic (40), Egypt (11), Fiji (9), France (23), Germany (2), Greece (9), Haiti (1), Hungary (1), Indonesia (37), Iran (16), Israel (2), Italy (19), Jamaica (2), Japan (2), Libya (2), Madagascar (1), Malaysia (2), Malta (5), the Marshall Islands (9), Mexico (5), Morocco (13), the Netherlands Antilles (1), New Zealand (4), Pakistan (1), Panama (31), Papua New Guinea (4), Poland (5), Portugal (4), Puerto Rico (2), Romania (3), Saudi Arabia (4), Slovakia (1), Somalia (10), Spain (27), Sri Lanka (1), Sudan (1), Trinidad and Tobago (10), Turkey (7), Ukraine (2), United States (5: Florida, Hawaii), Venezuela (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Somalia (1), United States (2: Florida)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (9), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (1), France (4), Greece (5), Haiti (1), Hungary (2), India (1), Indonesia (1), Iran (3), Italy (46), Jamaica (1), Libya (1), Mexico (6), Puerto Rico (6), Slovenia (4), Somalia (6), Spain (4), Turkey (5), United States (3: Florida, Georgia, Texas), Venezuela (3)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Greece (1)

• Eocene of Colombia (1), Croatia (1), Cuba (1), France (2), Germany (2), Guadeloupe (1), Hungary (4), Indonesia (1), Italy (3), Jamaica (4), Japan (1), the Marshall Islands (1), Mexico (3), Morocco (2), Pakistan (2), Panama (3), Papua New Guinea (1), Peru (1), Slovenia (2), Spain (11), United States (3: Alabama, California)

• Paleocene of India (1), Italy (2), Pakistan (3), the Russian Federation (1), Slovenia (9), Somalia (1), Spain (2), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1), Cuba (2), the Czech Republic (1), Jamaica (7), Mexico (1), Oman (1), Tunisia (1), the United Arab Emirates (1), United States (4: Mississippi)

Total: 1498 collections including 2458 occurrences

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