Manicina areolata (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 (usually a single
continuous valley)
Colony Shape: massive
Colony Size: small (8-10 cm)
Colony Attachment: freeliving
Budding Type: intramural
Valley Width: large, 9-12 mm
Number of Septa Per 5 mm: 8-10
Lobes: prominent septal lobes
Columella Structure: trabecular and continuous
Wall Structure: parathecal (sometimes double)



Late Pliocene: Pinecrest Sandstone, Florida; Caloosahatchee Formation, Fl
late Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene: Clino core (BDP) Bahamas; Moin Formation, Costa Rica
Early Pleistocene: Glades Formation, Florida
Middle to Late Pleistocene: San Andr&eacutes; Key Largo Limestone, Florida
Recent: Caribbean

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Last updated on May 1, 1998 - vab.