Species found in “Guam, Pago Bay” (1)

Marginopora vertebralis

Order “Miliolida” > Family “Soritidae” > Genus “Marginopora

Original description Blainville, H., M., D., 1830, 60, Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles, F. G. Levrault, Paris
Further reference Holzmann M., Hohenegger J., Hallock P., Piller W.E., Pawlowski J., 2001, Mar. Micropal., 43, 57-74 (602 KB)
Further reference Garcia-Cuetos, L., Pochon, X., Pawlowski, J., 2005, Protist, 156, 399-412 (401 KB)
Description Gudmundsson, G., 1994, Micropaleontology, 40, 101-155

General description

Large thick discoidal test with multiple rows of pores on the peripheral margin. Apertures are rounded to circular with a calcified rim like in Sorites. Brownish colour in living specimens due to dinophycean symbionts.

Representative pictures

Marginopora vertebralis, living specimen Marginopora vertebralis
6 specimens