Platygyra daedalea Ellis and Solander 1786 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Coeloria daedalea, Madrepora daedalea, Maeandra daedalea

Synonyms: Astroria astreiformis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849, Coeloria astreiformis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849, Maeandra astreiformis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849, Platygyra astreiformis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849

Belongs to Platygyra according to J. P. Chevalier 1968

See also Sheppard 1987, Vaughan 1918 and Yabe et al. 1936

Sister taxa: Platygyra acuta, Platygyra colombiana, Platygyra contorta, Platygyra crosslandi, Platygyra euaensis, Platygyra lamellina, Platygyra mareensis, Platygyra naroetensis, Platygyra pini, Platygyra renemai, Platygyra ryukyuensis, Platygyra sinensis, Platygyra singularis, Platygyra stricta

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Djibouti (1), Egypt (7), French Polynesia (2), Guam (1), Indonesia (2), Iran (2), Japan (11), Jordan (1), Mauritius (2), New Caledonia (4), Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (12), Saudi Arabia (5), the Seychelles (1), Vanuatu (1)

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

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (7)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1), Iran (1)

Total: 67 collections each including a single occurrence

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