Hydnophora microconos Lamarck 1816 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Monticularia microconos

Belongs to Hydnophora according to Matthai 1928

Sister taxa: Hydnophora ackermanni, Hydnophora affinis, Hydnophora astraeoides, Hydnophora cristatoseriata, Hydnophora exesa, Hydnophora ferryi, Hydnophora grandis, Hydnophora infundibulum, Hydnophora oppenheimi, Hydnophora pilosa, Hydnophora provincialis, Hydnophora pulchra, Hydnophora rudis, Hydnophora solidior, Hydnophora styriaca, Hydnophora tenella, Hydnophora variabilis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Djibouti (1), Egypt (2), Eritrea (1), Guam (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (3), Kenya (1), New Caledonia (2), Papua New Guinea (9), Saudi Arabia (1), Sudan (1)

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

• Miocene of Papua New Guinea (1)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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