Siderastrea siderea (Ellis and Solander, 1786).

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CC species number = 58

Photograph: (Budd and Guzmán, 1994, fig.4a) Scale bar is 1 mm. Image is USNM 93957 (Limones, San Blas Archipelago, Panama, Recent). For a field photo.

Synonyms: none.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: cerioid
Colony Shape: massive
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: 3-5 mm (*)
Calice Relief: high
Septa Per Corallite: 44-50 (*)
Continuity of Septa: discontinuous
Columella Structure: trabecular (papillose)
Columella Width: thin (*)
Synapticulae: 3-5 rings
Wall Structure: synapticulothecal
Wall Characteristics: thin (*)

Holotype: Lost.


Early to Middle Miocene: Baitoa Formation, Dominican Republic.
Late Miocene: Cercado Formation, Dominican Republic.
Late Miocene to Early Pliocene: Gurabo Formation, Dominican Repulblic
Early Pliocene: Mao Formations; Dominican Republic; Rio Banano Formation, Costa Rica.
early Late Pliocene: Pinecrest Sandstone, Florida.
Late Pliocene: La Cruz Marl, Cuba.
late Late Pliocene: Old Pera Beds, Jamaica; Unda and Clino core (BDP), Bahamas.
Late Pliocene-Pleistocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica.
Early Pleistocene: Manchioneal Formation, Jamaica; Glades Formation, Florida.
Late Pleistocene: San Andrés; Key Largo Limestone, Florida; Falmouth Formation, Jamaica; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Recent: Caribbean.

Last updated on February 15, 1997-afb.

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