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Manicina areolata Linnaeus 1758 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 137912

Alternative combinations: Madrepora areolata, Maeandra areolata, Maeandrina areolata

Synonyms: Colpophyllia gyrosa Ellis and Solander 1786 (no. 137919), Madrepora gyrosa Ellis and Solander 1786 (no. 137914), Manicina gyrosa Ellis and Solander 1786 (no. 137917), Manicina mayori Wells 1936 (no. 136471), Meandrina gyrosa Ellis and Solander 1786 (no. 137916), Mussa gyrosa Ellis and Solander 1786 (no. 137918)

Belongs to Manicina according to Duerden 1902

Sister taxa: Manicina geisteri, Manicina grandis, Manicina hydnophoroidea, Manicina jungi, Manicina pliocenica, Manicina puntagordensis

Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal microcarnivore