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Galaxea astreata Lamarck 1816 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 177433

Alternative combination: Caryophyllia astreata

Synonyms: Anthophyllum clavus Dana 1846 (no. 150266), Galaxea clava Dana 1846 (no. 236142), Galaxea clavus Dana 1846 (no. 150267), Galaxea lamarcki Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 (no. 236143)

Belongs to Galaxea according to W. Kiessling et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Galaxea acrhelia, Galaxea elegantissima, Galaxea excelsa, Galaxea fascicularis, Galaxea haligena, Galaxea horrescens, Galaxea junghuhni, Galaxea kabairaensis, Galaxea paucisepta, Galaxea salayarensis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder