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Montastraea Blainville 1830 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montastraeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83138

Alternative spelling: Montastrea

Synonyms: Heliastreopsis Chevalier 1954 (no. 54280), Phyllocoenia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (no. 6724), Phyllocoeniopsis Alloiteau 1957 (no. 89826)

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

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Montastraea cavernosa, Montastraea cylindrica, Montastraea faveolata, Montastrea alpina, Montastrea antilliana, Montastrea bachmayeri, Montastrea bainbridgensis, Montastrea brevis, Montastrea bumi, Montastrea canalis, Montastrea cavernosa, Montastrea colemani, Montastrea costata, Montastrea cribraria, Montastrea cubana, Montastrea cylindrica, Montastrea davisina, Montastrea edwardsensis, Montastrea endothecata, Montastrea eocenica, Montastrea exsculpta, Montastrea felixi, Montastrea gabbi, Montastrea imperatoris, Montastrea inaequalis, Montastrea intermedia, Montastrea irradians, Montastrea katzeri, Montastrea lauensis, Montastrea lepidoides, Montastrea lilli, Montastrea limbata, Montastrea linggapadangensis, Montastrea lyonsi, Montastrea nancyi, Montastrea nodosa, Montastrea orbitoides, Montastrea pecosensis, Montastrea pediculata, Montastrea peninsularis, Montastrea pomeli, Montastrea prima, Montastrea roemeriana, Montastrea rotunda, Montastrea rudis, Montastrea schuberti, Montastrea schweinfurthi, Montastrea tabulata, Montastrea tampaensis, Montastrea tchihatcheffi, Montastrea texana, Montastrea trinitatis, Montastrea valenciennesii

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic