Acropora panamensis Vaughan, 1919.

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CC species number = 24

Photograph: Scale Bar is approx. 3 mm. Image is of the holotype.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Shape: branching
Colony Size: branches 1-3 cm thick
Corallite Spacing:3-4 mm
Budding Type: mostly extramural
Corallite Diameter: radial corallites 1.2-1.5 mm and variable
Calical Surface Shape: radial corallites subimmered and tubular to circular
Axial and Radial Corallite Characteristics: moderately well-developed axial corallites; radials are irregularly arranged
Coenosteum Width: wide
Internal Coenoteum Texture: highly porous
Coenosteum Surface: costate with spinules and reticulate
Relative Septum Thickness: strong
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: absent
Wall Structure: septothecal
Wall Characteristics: 0.1-0.3 mm thick

Holotype: USNM 325042 (USGS locality 6024: La Boca Formation, Panama. Early Miocene).


Late Early Miocene: Emperador Limestone, Panama.
Late Miocene: Lirio Limestone, Mona.
Early Late Pliocene: Bowden Formation, Jamaica.
Late Late Pliocene: Clino core (BDP), Bahamas.
Plio-Pleistocene: Clino core (BDP), Bahamas.