Acropora sp. B.

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CC species number = 26.7

Photograph: Scale bar is 1 cm. Image is of CCD 8526 (Salina St. Michiel, Seroe Domi Formation, Curacao. Mio-Pliocene).

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Shape: plate-like or massive
Colony Size: plates 3-6 cm thick
Corallite Spacing: 2.0-3.0 mm
Budding Type: mostly extramural
Corallite Diameter: radial corallites 0.8-1.0 mm, variable
Calical Surface Shape: tabular, elliptical, dimidiate forming rosettes
Axial and Radial Corallite Characteristics: poorly-developed axial corallites and irregularly arranged radial corallites with distinctive rosettes 2.5 cm in diameter
Coenosteum Width: moderate
Internal Coenosteum Texture: moderate porosity
Coenosteum Surface: costate with spinules
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: absent
Wall Structure: septothecal
Wall Characteristics: 0.3-0.5 mm thick


Mio-Pliocene: Seroe Domi Formation, Curacao N.A.