Diploria strigosa (Dana, 1848).

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

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: meandroid
Colony Shape: massive
Budding Type: intramural
Corallite Diameter: 4.5-6.0 mm
Coenosteum Width: <1.5 mm
Septa Per Cm: 14-20 (number of major septa >> number of minor)
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: trabecular and continuous
Wall Characteristics: septothecal
Single or Compound Wall: single

Holotype: USNM 00005


Late Pliocene: Buenos Aires trend, Costa Rica; Clino core (BDP), Bahamas; Old Pera Beds, Jamaica; Pinecrest Sandstone and Caloosahatchee Formation, Florida.
Pliocene-Pleistocene: Unda core (BDP), Bahamas; Portete and Empalme trends and Lomas del Mar, Costa Rica.
Early Pleistocene: Manchioneal Formation, Jamaica.
Late Pleistocene: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; San Andr&eacutes; Falmouth Formation, Jamaica; Key Largo Limestone, Florida.
Recent: Caribbean.

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Last updated on April 28, 1998-vab.