Acropora sp. C.

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CC species number = 26.8

Photograph: Scale bar is 5 mm. Image is of CCD 8527 (Salina St. Michiel, Seroe Domi Formation. Curacao. Mio-Pliocene).

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Shape: branching
Colony Size: branch thickness 1-3 cm
Corallite Spacing: 1.5- 2.5 mm
Budding Type: mostly extramural
Corallite Diameter: radial corallites 0.5-0.8 mm
Calical Surface Shape: tubular, sometimes elliptical, dimidiate, appressed, scaled
Axial and Radial Corallite Characteristic:s moderately well-developed axial corallites and irregularly arranged radial corallites oriented upward
Coenosteum Width: narrow
Internal Coenosteum Texture: low porosity
Coenosteum Surface: costate
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: absent
Wall Structure: septothecal
Wall Characteristics: 0.3-0.5 mm thick


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