Diploria labyrinthiformis (Linnaeus, 1758).

Photograph: The top photo is an SEM image of an individual corallite with a scale bar of 1 mm.  The bottom photo is an entire colony image with a scale bar of approximately 1 cm.

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: meandroid
Colony Shape: massive
Colline Characteristics: grooved
Budding Type: intramural
Corallite Diameter: 3.5-5.0 mm
Coenosteum Width: 2.0 mm
Septa Per Cm: 12-16, no minor septa
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: trabecular and continuous
Wall Structure: septothecal
Single or Compound Wall: single

Holotype: Lost.


Late Pliocene: Buenos Aires trend, Costa Rica; Unda core (DBP), Bahamas; Hope Gate Formation, Jamaica.
Pliocene-Pleistocene: Clino, Bahamas; Portete and Empalme trends and Lomas del Mar, Costa Rica.
Early Pleistocene: Manchioneal Formation, Jamaica.
Middle to Late Pleistocene: Clino core (BDP), Bahamas
Late Pleistocene: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; San Andr&eacutes; Falmouth Formation, Jamaica.
Recent: Caribbean.

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Last updated on April 28, 1998-vab.