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Solitary coral

Heterocyathus japonicus (Verrill)

Semata, Ichihara city, Chiba pref., Japan

Late Pleistocene, Quaternary, Cenozoic (0.3 Ma)


Phylum Cnidaria, Class Anthozoa, Subclass Hexacorallia, Order Scleractinia, Family Caryophylliidae, Genus Heterocyathus

Solitary coral

Length: 10 mm. Solitary coral fossils covering snails. The right snail was totaly covered with a solitary coral. Two rock barnacles were over the left coral. Recovered from the sand bed of Late Pleistocene Yabu Formation, Shimosa Group formed under the marine environment of the Paleo-Tokyo Bay.

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