Stephanocoenia intersepta (Lamarck, 1816).

CC species number = 2

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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).

Holotype: Lost.

Morphologic Description

Character State
Colony Form subcerioid
Colony Shape massive
Budding Type extramural
Corallite Diameter > 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


  • 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.

  • Last updated on February 14, 1997-afb.

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