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Pectinia Oken 1815 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6712

Synonyms: Physophyllia Duncan 1884 (no. 170160), Tridacophyllia Blainville 1830 (no. 83565)

Parent taxon: Merulinidae according to D. Huang et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Astrea, Australogyra, Boninastrea, Coelastrea, Cyphastrea, Dipsastraea, Echinopora, Erythrastrea, Favites, Goniastrea, Hydnophora, Hydnophyllia, Leptoria, Merulina, Mycedium, Orbicella, Oulophyllia, Paraclavarina, Paraleptoria, Paramontastraea, Parastrea, Platygyra, Scapophyllia, Trachyphyllia

Subtaxa: Pectinia ayleni, Pectinia lactuca

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder