Madracis mirabilis (Duchassaing and Michelotti, 1860).

CC species number = 20

Photograph: The top photo is an SEM image of an individual corallite with a scale bar of 1 mm.  The bottom photo is a colony of specimen SUI 84879 with a scale bar of approximately 1 cm.

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid to subcerioid
Colony Shape: branching
Colony Size: branches < 1 cm thick
Budding Type: mostly extramural
Corallite Diameter: 1.1-1.6 mm
Coenosteum Width: 1.0 mm
Septa Per Corallite: 10+
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: styliform
Wall Structure: septothecal



Middle Miocene: Brasso and Tamana Formations, Trinidad.
Late Miocene to Early Pliocene: Gurabo Formation, Dominican Republic.
Early Pliocene: Mao Formation, Dominican Republic.
Late Late Pliocene: Old Pera Beds, Jamaica.
Plio-Pleistocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica; Matanzas, Cuba.
Early Pleistocene: Manchioneal Formation, Jamaica.
Late Pleistocene: San Andres.
Recent: Caribbean.

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Last updated on April 29, 1998 - vab.