Goniastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative spelling: Goniastraea

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

See also Sepkoski 2002, Veron 2000 and Wells 1956

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

Subtaxa: 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 matanomadhensis Goniastrea muralis Goniastrea parvistella Goniastrea parvula Goniastrea pectinata Goniastrea peresi Goniastrea retiformis Goniastrea stelligera Goniastrea tenera

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (61 collections), Christmas Island (1), Djibouti (1), Egypt (28), Eritrea (3), Fiji (1), French Polynesia (6), Guam (2), India (5), Indonesia (5), Iran (3), Israel (1), Japan (32), Kenya (21), Madagascar (1), Malaysia (1), Mauritius (3), Mayotte (2), New Caledonia (14), New Zealand (14), Pakistan (3), Palau (1), Papua New Guinea (25), the Philippines (5), Pitcairn (1), Saudi Arabia (6), the Seychelles (8), Sri Lanka (3), Taiwan (1), Vanuatu (8)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (4), the Philippines (2), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), French Polynesia (1), Indonesia (24), Japan (4), Papua New Guinea (2), Taiwan (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (4)

• Miocene of Cyprus (1), Egypt (1), Fiji (1), France (1), Indonesia (3), Iran (1), Italy (2), Jamaica (1), Malaysia (1), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (1), Papua New Guinea (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Somalia (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Oligocene of Iran (1), Italy (1), Mexico (3), Somalia (1), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene of Hungary (1), Italy (2), Pakistan (1), Panama (1)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), India (1)

• Cretaceous of Jamaica (1), the United Arab Emirates (1)

Total: 347 collections including 518 occurrences

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