Leptoria phrygia Ellis and Solander 1786 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Madrepora phrygia, Platygyra phrygia

Synonyms: Leptoria gracilis Dana 1846, Leptoria tenuis Dana 1846, Meandrina gracilis Dana 1846, Platygyra gracilis Dana 1846

Belongs to Leptoria according to Gerth 1931

See also Chevalier 1968, Inskipp et al. 2005 and Veron et al. 1977

Sister taxa: Leptoria angigyra, Leptoria bithecata, Leptoria cantharelloides, Leptoria concentrica, Leptoria cristata, Leptoria hayae, Leptoria italica, Leptoria laxa, Leptoria netchensis, Leptoria patellaris, Leptoria pauca, Leptoria paucisepta, Leptoria pennata, Leptoria reticulata, Leptoria selenkae, Leptoria spenceri, Leptoria traba

Type specimens:

  • Leptoria phrygia: 1
  • Leptoria gracilis:
  • Leptoria tenuis:

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Christmas Island (1), Egypt (1), French Polynesia (4), Guam (2), India (1), Indonesia (2), Iran (1), Japan (8), Jordan (1), Kenya (1), Mauritius (2), New Caledonia (7), New Zealand (2), Papua New Guinea (10), Pitcairn (2), Saudi Arabia (1), the Seychelles (1), Taiwan (2), Vanuatu (7)

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

• Pliocene of Indonesia (4), Japan (3), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Neogene of Christmas Island (1)

Total: 70 collections each including a single occurrence

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