Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848x, p. 497
O. stokesiana Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848, pl 7, fig. 4; Subsequent Designation Milne Edwards and Haime, 1850, p. xlv
Type Specimen: Holotype; NHMUK 18184.108.40.206; Verified; Dry Preserved
Type Locality: Recent: Philippines
In describing the genus Milne Edwards and Haime (1848x) did not include any species. In 1848y they illustrated the species as pl. 7, fig. 4, but with no description, which nonetheless is a valid original description according to the ICZN. The species was finally described by Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849x, p. 183
Corallum solitary or forming small reptoid colonies, the corallites united by a thin coensoteum; theca costate; axial edges of septa finely dentate; no pali; columella papillose; endotheca absent.
Differs from Culicia in lacking an epitheca
Three Recent and one fossil species (see Chevalier, 1961; Cairns et al., 1999).
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