Oculina diffusa (Lamarck, 1816).

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 2.0 cm.

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Form: branching (branches= 10 mm thick)
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: 3-4 mm
Coenosteum Texture: solid
Costae: none
Lobes: 12 pali
Columella: well-developed, trabecular
Wall Structure: septothecal



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Last updated on May 1, 1998 - vab.