Leptastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Parent taxon: Faviidae according to J.E.N. Veron 2000

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Agathiphylliinae, Amphimeandra, Anisocoenia, Antiguastrea, Antillophyllia, Aquitanastraea, Barabattoia, Cladocora, Colpophyllia, Columellogyra, Dactylosmilia, Defrancia, Dictuophyllia, Dictyoastraea, Diploria, Edwardsastraea, Eohydnophora, Eugyra, Favia, Faviinae, Felixigyra, Grandifavia, Hadrophyllia, Haldonia, Kobyphyllia, Ksiazkiewiczia, Liptodendron, Manicina, Montastreinae, Monticulastraea, Moseleya, Myriophyllia, Oulastrea, Parasimplastrea, Phacellocoenia, Plavecia, Plesiastrea, Pseudisastraea, Pseudomyriophyllia, Sakalavastraea, Solenastrea, Stephanaxocoenia, Tarbellastraea, Thysanus

Subtaxa: Leptastrea bewickensis Leptastrea bottae Leptastrea pruinosa Leptastrea purpurea Leptastrea transversa

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Djibouti (1), Egypt (4), Eritrea (1), French Polynesia (9), Guam (2), India (2), Indonesia (6), Iran (2), Japan (11), Jordan (1), Kenya (7), Mauritius (2), New Caledonia (8), New Zealand (10), Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (4), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (4), the Seychelles (2), United States (3: Hawaii), Vanuatu (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (2), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (7), Japan (2), Papua New Guinea (1), United States (1: Hawaii)

• Miocene of Egypt (2), Fiji (2), New Zealand (4), Papua New Guinea (2), Turkey (1)

• Eocene of Indonesia (1), United States (1: Washington)

Total: 113 collections including 128 occurrences

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