NMITA:Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America


Caulastraea Dana, 1846

Type Species: Caulastraea furcata Dana, 1846

Morphologic Description: Colony form phaceloid; Centers per series 1-3; Colony shape branching; Epitheca absent; Budding type intramural; Calice or valley width medium (1.5-10 mm); Costae well-developed; Septal and paliform lobes none; Columella structure trabecular & continuous; Columella weak; Endothecal dissepiments reduced; Wall structure septothecal;

Species (2 total):

Caulastraea portoricensis (Coryell, 1929)
Caulastraea sp.A Budd and Johnson (cc97), 1997

Last updated on June 16, 1998-kgj.

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