Stylophora portobellensis Vaughan, 1919

CC species number = 12.6

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Photograph: Scale bar is approx. 3 mm. Image is of holotype (USNM 324762).

Synonyms: None.

Holotype: USNM 324762 (Locality: Portobello, Panama.)

Morphologic Description

Character State
Colony Form plocoid
Colony Shape branching; with blunt ends
Colony Size branches 4-6 mm thick (*)
Colony Surface smooth (*)
Budding Type mostly extramural
Corallite Diameter 0.5-0.7 mm (*)
Calical Surface Shape circular
Calical Rim flattened
Coenosteum Width moderate, = < corallite diameter (*)
Coenosteum Surface granulations, no grooves
Septa Per Corallite 6 primary
Columella Structure styliform
Columella Development prominent
Wall Structure septothecal


  • Known only from the Neogene of Panama.

  • Last updated on February 15, 1997-afb.

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