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Columastrea d'Orbigny 1849 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Columastreidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6266

Synonym: Columnastraea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 [objective synonym] (taxon 98764)

Parent taxon: Columastraeidae according to R. Baron-Szabo 2006

Sister taxa: Eocolumastrea, Haimesastrea, Haimesiastraea, Nudacolumastrea, Palaeoplesiastraea, Stephanaxophyllia

Subtaxa: Columastrea antiqua, Columastrea dubia, Columastrea indica, Columastrea madagascariensis, Columastrea maxima, Columastrea striata, Columnastraea caillaudi

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder