Stephanocoenia intersepta (Lamarck, 1816).

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CC species number = 2

Photograph: (Foster, 1987. pl.1, fig.1) Scale bar is 1 mm. Image is SUI 51065 (Locality near Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Recent)

Synonyms: Stephanocoenia michelini Milne Edwards and Haime of Geister, 1975, and of Wells and Lang (1973).

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: subcerioid
Colony Shape: massive
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: greater than 2.0 mm (*)
Calice Relief: shallow (*)
Calice Shape: mostly circular (*)
Calice Platform Shape: v-shaped (*)
Coenosteum Width: 0.8 mm (*)
Septa Per Corallite: 24
Lobes: prominent pali (*)
Columella Structure: styliform
Columella Width: thick
Wall Structure: septothecal
Wall Characteristics: thick

Holotype: Lost.


  • Early Late Pliocene: Pinecrest Sandstone, Florida.
  • Late Late Pliocene: Clino core (BDP), Bahamas; Old Pera Beds, Jamaica.
  • Plio-Pleistocene: Lomas del Mar, Costa Rica; Portete & Empalme trends, Costa Rica.
  • Early Pleistocene: Manchioneal Formation, Jamaica.
  • Middle to Late Pleistocene: Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.
  • Late Pleistocene: San Andrés; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Recent: Caribbean and Brazil.