Diploria clivosa (Ellis and Solander, 1786).

Photograph: The top photo is an SEM image of an idividual corallite with a scale bar of 1 mm.  The bottom photo is an entire colony image with a scale bar is approximately 1 cm.

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: meandroid
Colony Shape: massive
Series Length: long
Budding Type: intramural
Corallite Diameter: 2.8-3.5 mm
Coenosteum Width: <1.5 mm
Septa Per Cm: ~32 (number of major septa = number of minor septa)
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: trabecular and continuous
Wall Structure: septothecal
Single or Compound Wall: single

Holotype: Lost.


Early Pliocene: Brazo Seco, Costa Rica.
early Late Pliocene: Pinecrest Sandstone, Florida.
Late Pliocene: Caloosahatchee Formation, Florida; Buenos Aires, Costa Rica.
Pliocene-Pleistocene: Portete and Empalme trends, Costa Rica.
Early Pleistocene: Manchioneal Formation, Jamaica.
Late Pleistocene: San Andr&eacutes; Key Largo Limestone, Florida; Falmouth Formation, Jamaica; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Recent: Caribbean.

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Last updated on April 28, 1998-vab.