Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Relationships
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections

Porites compressa

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

Porites compressa was named by Dana (1846). It is extant.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1846Porites compressa Dana

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFungiinaVerrill 1865
superfamilyPoriticaeGray 1842
familyPoritidaeGray 1842
genusPoritesLink 1807
speciescompressaDana 1846

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: aragonitef
Grouping: colonialf
Clonal: yesf
Environment: marinef
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yesf
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-02-04 11:33:30
Modified: 2008-02-04 13:33:30
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Pleistocene to the top of the Holocene or 2.58800 to 0.00000 Ma

Collections (11 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781USA (Hawaii) Porites compressa (105531)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117USA (Hawaii) Porites compressa (22975)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Sudan Porites compressa (101414)
Pleistocene - Holocene2.588 - 0.0Taiwan Porites compressa (63134)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126USA (Hawaii) Porites compressa (105528)
Middle Pleistocene - Late/Upper Pleistocene0.781 - 0.0117Egypt Porites compressa (120210)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Saudi Arabia Porites compressa (80963)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Eritrea Porites compressa (80722)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0USA (Hawaii) Porites compressa (97451 97452 97453)