Family Agariciidae Gray 1847 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

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

Sister taxon: Calamophylliidae

Subtaxa: Agaricia Anisoria Coeloseris Craterastraea Cyathoseris Gardineroseris Helioseris Heterogyra Hydnophoroseris Lamellofungia Leptoseris Maeandrella Mioseris Morphastrea Ogilviastraea Pachyseris Pavona Plocoastraea Trochoseris Trochoseropsis Valloria Vaughanoseris

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (1 collection), Australia (19), the Bahamas (5), Barbados (12), Belize (3), Brazil (3), Cayman Islands (26), China (1), Colombia (2), Costa Rica (67), Djibouti (1), the Dominican Republic (8), Egypt (8), Eritrea (1), French Polynesia (21), Haiti (4), Indonesia (8), Jamaica (4), Japan (33), Kenya (8), Malaysia (1), Maldives (1), Mauritius (1), Mexico (8), the Netherlands Antilles (4), New Caledonia (13), New Zealand (10), Pakistan (1), Panama (34), Papua New Guinea (9), the Philippines (3), Pitcairn (2), Saudi Arabia (5), Taiwan (1), United States (16: Florida, Hawaii), Vanuatu (2), Virgin Islands (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (9), Indonesia (7), Jamaica (1), Saudi Arabia (1), United States Minor Outlying Islands (2)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (7), Costa Rica (16), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (4), French Polynesia (1), Haiti (4), Indonesia (14), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), the Netherlands Antilles (5), Papua New Guinea (1), Taiwan (3), United States (2: Florida, Hawaii)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Indonesia (9), Malaysia (1), United States (1: Puerto Rico)

• Miocene of Anguilla (2), Australia (1), Austria (1), the Bahamas (4), Brazil (2), Colombia (2), the Dominican Republic (9), Egypt (1), Fiji (3), France (4), Grenada (1), Haiti (2), Indonesia (26), Iran (7), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), the Marshall Islands (1), Mexico (2), New Zealand (11), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (15), Papua New Guinea (2), Puerto Rico (2), Spain (3), Trinidad and Tobago (9)

• Oligocene to Miocene of New Zealand (3)

• Oligocene of Cuba (1), France (3), Greece (4), Haiti (1), Iran (1), Italy (35), Jamaica (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1), Puerto Rico (4), Slovenia (1), Spain (1), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Greece (1)

• Eocene to Miocene of the Marshall Islands (1)

• Eocene of Barbados (1), Croatia (3), Cuba (1), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (2), Hungary (6), India (1), Italy (5), Jamaica (2), Mexico (2), Pakistan (2), Panama (1), Peru (1), Somalia (3), Spain (9), Ukraine (1), United States (1: Washington)

• Paleocene of Egypt (1), Pakistan (2), Ukraine (1), United States (2: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1), Cuba (1), Georgia (2), Germany (1), Hungary (1), India (1), Iran (3), Jamaica (16), Japan (5), Kazakhstan (1), Mexico (4), the Netherlands (3), Senegal (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (2), United States (4: Texas)

• Jurassic of France (1), India (2), Iran (3), Jordan (1), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 720 collections including 1239 occurrences

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