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Astrhelia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6182

Synonym: Astrohelia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857 [objective synonym] (taxon 83559)

Parent taxon: Oculinidae according to J. W. Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Bantamia, Bathelia, Ennallohelia, Galaxeinae, Madrepora, Oculina, Oculininae, Palaeohelia, Schizoculina, Sclerhelia, Simplastrea

Subtaxa: Astrhelia burnsi, Astrhelia neglecta

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Type: Madrepora palmata

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder