Acropora saludensis Vaughan, 1919.

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CC species number = 26

Photograph: Scale bar is approx. 5 mm.

Synonyms: Acropora tampaensis Weisbord, 1973; Acropora sp. 1 of Meeder, 1987.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Shape: branching
Colony Size: branches 1-3 cm thick
Corallite Spacing: 2-3 mm
Budding Type: mostly extramural
Corallite Diameter: radial corallites 1.2-1.5 mm, variable
Calical Surface Shape: radial corallites nariform, circular
Calical Rim: corallite exsert forming ridges
Axial and Radial Corallite Characteristics: moderately well-developed axial corallite; radial corallites irregularly arranged
Coenosteum Width: narrow
Internal Coenosteum Texture: moderate porosity
Coenosteum Surface: costate with spinules
Relative Septum Thickness: strong
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: absent
Wall Structure: septothecal
Wall Characteristics: 0.3-0.5 mm thick

Holotype: USNM 325043 (USGS locality 6024: La Boca Formation, Panama. Early Miocene).


Early Miocene: Tampa Formation, Florida.
Late Early Miocene: Emperador Limestone, Panama; Anguilla Formation, Anguilla.
Late Miocene: Lirio Limestone, Mona.
Early Pliocene: Gurabo and Mao Formations, Dominican Republic.
Early Late Pliocene: Pinecrest Sandstone, Florida; Bowden Formation, Jamaica.
Late Late Pliocene: Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.
Plio-Pleistocene: Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.