Porites divaricata Lesueur, 1821.

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Photograph: (Foster, 1986, pl. 15, fig. 6) Scale bar is approx. 1.0 mm. Image is of USNM 72377 (Locality: East of Pulaski Buoy, Florida).

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Shape: branching
Colony Size: branches <10 mm thick
Corallite Distribution: even
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: <1.4 mm
Calical Relief: low to intermediate, <0.5 mm in elevation
Septa Per Corallite: 12
Lobes: paliform
Number of Pali: 2-6
Palar Ring: intermediate to wide >30 %
Columella Structure: trabecular and discontinuous
Columella Development: weak
Wall Structure: synapticulothecal
Single or Compound Wall: either, 1-2 trabeculae



Late Pliocene: Caloosahatchee Formation, Florida.
late Late Pliocene: Old Pera Beds, Jamaica.
Late Pleistocene: San Andrés; Key Largo Formation, Florida.