Pourtales, 1878, p. 205

Type Species

A. patera Pourtal├Ęs, 1878, p. 205, pl. 1, figs. 14-15; Monotypy

Type Specimen: Holotype; ; Lost; Unknown

Type Locality: Recent; off Havana, Cuba, 534 m

The type species is best described by Cairns (1979).



Corallum solitary, patellate or bowl-shaped, free; at least one species propagates by transverse division; septotheca thick and smooth (even porcellaneous) or costate; elongate costal spines (C1) occur in some species; septa strongly dentate; pali absent; columella papillose.




The seven Recent species are reviewed by Cairns (1999).

This page has been in preparation since 08-Oct-2008 15:21

This version was contributed by Stephen D. Cairns on 20-Nov-2008 21:08.

Page authors are: Stephen D. Cairns Jarek Stolarski. Please contact the editor if you would like to contribute to the diagnosis of this taxon.

The editor is: Stephen D. Cairns

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