Pourtales, 1878, p. 205
A. patera Pourtalès, 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).
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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