Submitted by: Mike Topor
Taxon: Cladochonus antiquus
Submit date: 2007-02-18
Location (approximate): Arkona, Lambton, ON
Stratigraphy: Hungry Hollow Formation
Age: Erian (Middle Devonian)
Submitter notes: These somewhat common corals, like Antholites, are found attached to crinoid stems. Favorite hosts are the crinoids' Dolatocrinus and Megistocrinus. On some specimens, Cladochonus deforms the stem of it's host. It is not known how destructive this may have been, if at all, to the life of the crinoid host. The largest of the three pictured specimens is 30 X 40mm. The smallest colony is 22mm in diameter.