OculinidaeStephen D. Cairns
Exclusively colonial corals resulting from extratentacular budding resulting in dendroid, plocoid, or ramose colonies. Corallites externally thickened with extensive non-costate, dense coenosteum. Septa usually highly exsert, composed of one fan system of simple trabeculae; septal margins only minutely dentate. Endothecal dissepiments thin or replaced with dense stereome.
This page is still under construction and at this point merely serves as transportation to lower level taxa.
Wells, J. W. 1956. Scleractinia. Pp. F328-F444 In: Moore, R. C (editor) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part F: Coelenterata. University of Kansas Press, Lawrence.
Technical assistance was rendered by Adorian Ardelean.
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