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Acanthastrea echinata Dana 1846 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 149152

Alternative combination: Astrea echinata

Belongs to Acanthastrea according to Vaughan 1918

Sister taxa: Acanthastrea crenulata, Acanthastrea dausi, Acanthastrea hemprichii, Acanthastrea hillae, Acanthastrea horrida, Acanthastrea lordhowensis, Acanthastrea polygonalis, Acanthastrea termofurae

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder