Stylophora pistillata Esper 1797 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae

Alternative combination: Madrepora pistillata

Synonyms: Madrepora subseriata Ehrenberg 1834, Stylophora danae Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850, Stylophora subseriata Ehrenberg 1834

Belongs to Stylophora according to Klunzinger 1879

See also Inskipp et al. 2005, Kiessling 2008 and Montanaro Gallitelli 1973

Sister taxa: Stylophora affinis, Stylophora africana, Stylophora annulata, Stylophora binacuaensis, Stylophora cambridgensis, Stylophora canalis, Stylophora chiraensis, Stylophora coalescens, Stylophora compressa, Stylophora conferta, Stylophora cyclopleura, Stylophora damesi, Stylophora densata, Stylophora distans, Stylophora elongata, Stylophora eocaenica, Stylophora gaasensis, Stylophora garumnica, Stylophora gemmans, Stylophora goethalsi, Stylophora granulata, Stylophora granulata, Stylophora granulate, Stylophora hercegowinensis, Stylophora imperatoris, Stylophora kuehlmanni, Stylophora lindavistae, Stylophora macdonaldi, Stylophora minor, Stylophora minutissima, Stylophora monticulosa, Stylophora mordax, Stylophora octophylla, Stylophora panamensis, Stylophora parvistella, Stylophora paumotensis, Stylophora pocilloporoides, Stylophora ponderosa, Stylophora portbellensis, Stylophora pulcherrima, Stylophora ramulosa, Stylophora raristella, Stylophora reussiana, Stylophora rugosa, Stylophora silicensis, Stylophora sokkohensis, Stylophora subreticulata, Stylophora tenuissima, Stylophora thirsiformis, Stylophora undata, Stylophora verrucosa, Stylophora willoughbyi

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (11 collections), Djibouti (2), Egypt (4), Eritrea (1), Japan (6), Kenya (1), Madagascar (1), New Caledonia (2), Pakistan (3), Papua New Guinea (10), Saudi Arabia (2), the Seychelles (1), Sudan (1), Taiwan (1), Vanuatu (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (9)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (3), Malaysia (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (1), France (1), Indonesia (11), Iran (1), Malaysia (1), the Marshall Islands (6), New Zealand (3), United States (1: Hawaii)

• Oligocene of France (2)

Total: 90 collections each including a single occurrence

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