NMITA:Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America


Diploria Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848

Type Species: Meandrina cerebriformis Lamarck, 1816

Morphologic Description: Colony form meandroid; Centers per series >5; Colony shape massive; Epitheca present; 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 well-developed; Endothecal dissepiments well-developed; Wall structure septothecal;

Species (6 total):

Diploria bowersi Vaughan, 1917
Diploria clivosa (Ellis and Solander, 1786)
Diploria labyrinthiformis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Diploria sarasotana Weisbord, 1974
Diploria strigosa (Dana, 1848)
Diploria zambensis Budd and Johnson, 1998

Last updated on June 16, 1998-kgj.

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