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Herpolitha Eschscholtz 1825 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Fungiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6497

Synonym: Herpetolitha Leuckart 1841 (taxon 83564)

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

Sister taxa: Axoseris, Cantharellus, Ctenactis, Cycloseris, Discotrochus, Fungia, Funginellastraea, Halomitra, Heliofungia, Hydnophyllon, Leptophyllon, Lithophyllon, Parahalomitra, Podabacia, Polyphyllia, Reussiphyllon, Sandalolitha, Zoopilus

Subtaxa: Herpolitha limax, Herpolitha weberi

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder