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Goniastrea canalis

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Goniastrea canalis was named by Vaughan (1919). Its type locality is Vaughn Station 601 - Empire [Emperador Limestone], which is in an Aquitanian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Culebra Formation of Panama.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1919Goniastrea canalis Vaughan

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyMerulinidaeVerrill 1866
genusGoniastreaMilne-Edwards and Haime 1848

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitesubo
Grouping: colonialsubo
Clonal: yessubo
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationarysubo
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticsubo
Diet 2: suspension feedersubo
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-02-21 04:32:59
Modified: 2008-02-21 06:32:59
Source: subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008

Age range: base of the Priabonian to the top of the Aquitanian or 38.00000 to 20.44000 Ma

Collections (6 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Panama Goniastrea canalis (7274)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Mexico (Chiapas) Goniastrea canalis (85745)
Late/Upper Oligocene28.4 - 23.03Venezuela Goniastrea canalis (87067)
Late/Upper Oligocene28.4 - 23.03Mexico (Chiapas) Goniastrea canalis (85756)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03Mexico (Chiapas) Goniastrea canalis (31271)
Aquitanian23.03 - 20.44Panama Goniastrea canalis (type locality: 124533)