Goniastrea pectinata Ehrenberg 1834 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Astrea pectinata

Synonyms: Goniastrea planulata Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848, Platygyra planulata Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848

Belongs to Goniastrea according to Vaughan 1918

See also Chevalier 1968 and Inskipp et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Goniastrea aloysiisabaudiae, Goniastrea australensis, Goniastrea canalis, Goniastrea capitata, Goniastrea cocchii, Goniastrea confertissima, Goniastrea crassisepta, Goniastrea curasavica, Goniastrea delemontana, Goniastrea edwardsi, Goniastrea favulus, Goniastrea grandiflora, Goniastrea insignis, Goniastrea longula, Goniastrea matanomadhensis, Goniastrea muralis, Goniastrea parvistella, Goniastrea parvula, Goniastrea peresi, Goniastrea retiformis, Goniastrea stelligera, Goniastrea tenera

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (3 collections), Eritrea (2), French Polynesia (3), Indonesia (2), Japan (10), Kenya (5), Mauritius (1), New Caledonia (4), Papua New Guinea (5), Saudi Arabia (6), Taiwan (1)

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

• Pliocene of Indonesia (4), Japan (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (2)

Total: 52 collections each including a single occurrence

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