Astrea Lamarck 1801 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Huang et al. resurrected this genus ignoring the problem of homonymy.

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Parent taxon: Merulinidae according to D. Huang et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Australogyra, Boninastrea, Coelastrea, Cyphastrea, Dipsastraea, Echinopora, Erythrastrea, Favites, Goniastrea, Hydnophora, Leptoria, Merulina, Mycedium, Orbicella, Oulophyllia, Paraclavarina, Paraleptoria, Paramontastraea, Parastrea, Pectinia, Platygyra, Scapophyllia, Trachyphyllia

Subtaxa: Astrea annuligera Astrea curta Astrea rotulosa Astrea venusta

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Type: Astrea rotulosa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Christmas Island (1), Egypt (1), Eritrea (1), France (1), French Polynesia (4), Guam (2), India (1), Indonesia (2), Japan (11), New Caledonia (4), New Zealand (8), Papua New Guinea (12), Pitcairn (2), Vanuatu (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (4), Japan (2), Taiwan (1)

• Miocene of Belgium (1), Fiji (1), France (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), New Zealand (1), United States (1: Hawaii)

• Triassic of Italy (1)

Total: 70 collections including 72 occurrences

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