Agaricia lamarcki Milne Edwards and Haime, 1851.

Photograph: The top photo is an SEM image of an individual corallite with a scale bar of 1.0 mm.  The bottom photo is an entire colony of specimen SUI 63613 (Gurabo Formation, R&iacuteo Gurabo, Dominican Republic. Mio-Pliocene). The scale bar is approximatly 0.5 cm.

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: meandroid
Colony Shape: mostly thick plates (one-sided)
Colline Characteristics: broad, rounded or acute
Series Characteristics: straight or reticulate series
Budding Type: mostly intramural
Corallite Diameter: 3.1-4.5 mm, open
Septa Per Corallite: 20-32
Relative Septum Thickness: often thin
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: trabecular and discontinuous
Columella Development: prominent
Wall Structure: synapticulothecal

Holotype: Lost.


Late Miocene: Cercado Formation, Dominican Republic; Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.
Late Miocene to Early Pliocene: Gurabo Formation and Mao Formations Dominican Republic.
Early Late Pliocene: Pinecrest Sandstone, Florida.
Late Pliocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica.
Late Late Pliocene: Clino core (BDP), Bahamas.
Plio-Pleistocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica.
Early Pleistocene: Manchioneal Formation, Jamaica.
Recent: Caribbean.

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Last updated on April 24, 1998-vab.