Porites verrilli Rehberg, 1893.

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Photograph: (Foster, 1986, pl. 15, fig. 2) Scale bar is approx. 1.0 mm. Image is of holotype (YPM 4539).

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Shape: massive, mound-shaped
Corallite Distribution: uneven
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: 1.2-1.4 mm
Calical Relief: high, >0.5 mm in elevation
Septa Per Corallite:12
Relative Septum Length: short ventral septa
Lobes: paliform
Number of Pali: <2
Palar Ring: wide, >40% (short ventral septa)
Columella Structure: trabecular and discontinuous
Columella Development: strong (columella>pali)
Wall Structure: synapticulothecal
Single or Compound Wall: compound, >2 trabeculae

Holotype: YPM 4539 (Locality: Abrolhos Reefs, Brazil).


Recent: Brazil.