Eusmilia fastigiata (Pallas, 1766).

CC species number = 173

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 (USNM 47753) with a scale bar of approximately 1.0 cm.

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: phaceloid
Colony Shape: branching
Budding Type: Intramural
Corallite Diameter: 8-13 mm across valley
Calical Surface Shape: monocentric, triamgular
Septa Per Cm: 15-18
Lobes: paliform
Columella Structure: trabecular and continuous
Wall Structure: parathecal



early Late Pliocene: Pinecrest Sandstone, Florida.
late Late Pliocene:. Old Pera Beds, Jamaica.
Plio-Pleistocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica.
Early Pleistocene: Manchioneal Formation, Jamaica
Late Pleistocene: Key Largo Formation, Florida; San Andr&eacutes; Santo Domingo, Dominincan Republic.
Recent: Caribbean

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Last updated on April 28, 1998-vab.