NMITA:Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America

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Diploria strigosa (Dana, 1848) 

Synonymy: none

Holotype: USNM 00005, Recent, West Indies

Morphologic Description:
Meander series sinuosity: gently curved
Colony size: large (>30cm)
Attachment of skeleton: attached
Epitheca: reduced
Wall development between buds: few
Symmetry of bud geometry: multi-directional
Calice or valley width: medium (5-10mm)
Calice relief: medium (2-4mm)
Calicular platform shape: v-shaped
Coenosteum: fused walls
Exothecal dissepiments: absent
Number of septal cycles: >3
Septal spacing (per 5mm): 6-12
Relative septa thickness: unequal
Relative costae thickness: equal
Continuity of costae: continuous
Septal lobes: absent
Paliform lobes: present
Columella continuity: continuous
Columella width: 1/2
Endothecal dissepiments: few
Wall structure: septothecal
Double or single wall: single
Early Pliocene : Seroe Domi Fm., Salina St. Michiel, Curacao; 
Early Pliocene to Late Pliocene : Tamiami Fm., Sarasota, Florida; Seroe Domi Fm., St. Michiel ridges, Curacao; 
Early Pliocene to Early Pleistocene : Shark's Hole Fm., Isla Colon, Panama;
Late Pliocene : Q.Chocolate Fm., Buenos Aires, Costa Rica; Moin Fm., Pueblo Nuevo, Costa Rica; Shark's Hole Fm., Isla Bastimentos, Panama; Hope Gate Fm., Rio Bueno, Jamaica; Moin Fm., Pueblo Nuevo, Costa Rica;
Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene : 445-484fbmp, BDP Core Clino, Bahamas; Moin Fm., Lomas del Mar, Costa Rica; Moin Fm., Portete, Costa Rica; Seroe Domi Fm., St. Michiel seacliff, Curacao; High Terrace, Airport Terraces, Curacao; Highest Terrace, Klein Berg, Curacao;
Early Pleistocene : Caloosahatchee Fm., Shell Creek, Florida; Manchioneal Fm., Port Antonio, Jamaica; Manchioneal Fm., Innes Bay, Jamaica; Manchioneal Fm., Port Maria, Jamaica; 209-259fbmp, BDP Core Unda, Bahamas;
Middle Pleistocene : Middle Terrace, Airport Terraces, Curacao;
Late Pleistocene : Falmouth Fm., Rio Bueno, Jamaica; 
Recent : 1-30m, Discovery Bay, Jamaica; 

Last updated on June 17, 1998-kgj.

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