Family Pocilloporidae Gray 1842 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae

Parent taxon: Astrocoeniina according to R. Baron-Szabo 2006

See also Perrin et al. 1998

Sister taxa: Acroporidae, Actinastreidae, Astrocoeniidae

Subtaxa: Pocillopora Seriatopora Stylophora

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (36 collections), Barbados (5), Cayman Islands (4), Christmas Island (1), Cook Islands (1), Costa Rica (2), Djibouti (2), Egypt (23), Eritrea (1), French Polynesia (32), Guam (2), India (1), Indonesia (6), Israel (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (22), Kenya (8), Madagascar (2), Mauritius (5), Mexico (32), the Netherlands Antilles (10), New Caledonia (10), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (3), Palau (2), Panama (14), Papua New Guinea (17), the Philippines (2), Pitcairn (3), Samoa (1), Saudi Arabia (6), the Seychelles (7), Sudan (1), Taiwan (1), Tuvalu (1), United States (7: Hawaii), Vanuatu (5)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Ecuador (1), Indonesia (5), Jamaica (1), Saudi Arabia (1), United States Minor Outlying Islands (1)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (8), Costa Rica (13), Cuba (3), the Dominican Republic (3), French Polynesia (1), Indonesia (21), Jamaica (2), the Netherlands Antilles (17), Papua New Guinea (1), United States (3: Florida, Hawaii)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Indonesia (7), Malaysia (1), United States (1: Puerto Rico)

• Neogene of Christmas Island (1)

• Miocene of Angola (1), Anguilla (4), Australia (3), the Bahamas (5), Brazil (2), Bulgaria (1), Colombia (4), Cyprus (1), the Dominican Republic (10), Egypt (5), Fiji (2), France (16), Grenada (7), India (1), Indonesia (28), Iran (5), Italy (1), Jamaica (2), Japan (2), Libya (1), Malaysia (3), the Marshall Islands (11), Mexico (4), Morocco (1), the Netherlands Antilles (1), New Zealand (3), Pakistan (1), Panama (23), Poland (2), Portugal (2), Puerto Rico (2), Romania (1), Somalia (6), Spain (4), Trinidad and Tobago (7), Turkey (1), United States (4: Florida, Hawaii), Venezuela (2)

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

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (3), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (1), France (3), Greece (4), Haiti (1), India (1), Iran (2), Italy (20), Jamaica (1), Libya (3), Mexico (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), Puerto Rico (3), Slovenia (6), Somalia (2), Spain (2), Turkey (4), United States (2: Florida, Georgia), Venezuela (3)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Greece (1)

• Eocene to Miocene of the Marshall Islands (2)

• Eocene of Croatia (6), the Czech Republic (2), Germany (1), Guadeloupe (1), Hungary (7), Italy (4), Jamaica (5), the Marshall Islands (3), Mexico (3), Pakistan (2), Panama (1), Papua New Guinea (1), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (1), Spain (4)

• Paleocene of Pakistan (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Jamaica (3), Senegal (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (1), the United Arab Emirates (1)

Total: 672 collections including 1103 occurrences

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