NMITA:Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America


Colpophyllia Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848

Type Species: Meandrina gyrosa Lamarck, 1816

Morphologic Description: Colony form meandroid; Centers per series >2; Colony shape massive; Epitheca present; Budding type intramural; Calice or valley width large (10-20 mm); Costae well-developed; Septal and paliform lobes sometimes paliform; Columella structure trabecular & discontinuous; Columella weak; Endothecal dissepiments well-developed; Wall structure parathecal;

Species (4 total):

Colpophyllia amaranthus (Houttuyn, 1772)
Colpophyllia breviserialis Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849
Colpophyllia natans (Houttuyn, 1772)
Colpophyllia sp.A Budd and Johnson, 1998

Last updated on June 16, 1998-kgj.

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