Pocillopora verrucosa Ellis and Solander 1786 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae

Alternative combination: Madrepora verrucosa

Synonyms: Pocillopora hemprichi Ehremberg 1834, Pocillopora meandrina Dana 1846, Pocillopora nobilis Verrill 1864

Belongs to Pocillopora according to Vaughan 1918

See also Veron and Pichon 1976

Sister taxa: Pocillopora arnoldi, Pocillopora baracoaensis, Pocillopora capitata, Pocillopora crassoramosa, Pocillopora damicornis, Pocillopora elegans, Pocillopora eydouxi, Pocillopora guadalupensis, Pocillopora guantanamensis, Pocillopora informis, Pocillopora jenkinsi, Pocillopora ligulata, Pocillopora maddenensis, Pocillopora madreporacea, Pocillopora palmata, Pocillopora woodjonesi

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (8 collections), Egypt (3), French Polynesia (7), India (1), Japan (4), Madagascar (1), Mauritius (2), Mexico (1), Pakistan (3), Saudi Arabia (5), the Seychelles (1), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

Total: 39 collections each including a single occurrence

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