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Columactinastraea Alloiteau 1952 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Actinastreidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6265

Alternative spelling: Columactinastrea

Synonym: Placocolumastrea Reig Oriol 1989 (taxon 120246)

Parent taxon: Actinastraeidae according to D. K. Pandey et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Actinastrea, Agrostyliastraea, Allocoenia, Allocoeniopsis, Araucanastrea, Chondrocoenia, Coenastraea, Floriastrea, Holocoenia, Stelidioseris, Stephanastrea, Texastrea

Subtaxa: Columactinastraea anthonii, Columactinastraea fallax, Columactinastraea favulus, Columactinastraea formosa, Columactinastraea formosissima, Columactinastraea pygmaea, Columactinastraea rennensis, Columactinastraea torallolensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder