Agaricia fragilis Dana, 1846
Fragile saucer coral
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Family:  Agariciidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 102 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Throughout the Caribbean; south to Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Colonies form flat, unifacial explanate plates with corallites in long, roughly concentric valley. Valleys are closely (2-4mm) spaced. Corallites are small, closed-together and faced forwards. Columellae are weakly developed. Grey, grey-brown or green in color.
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 83917. Zooxanthellate (Ref. 116012). Summer (Ref. 113712).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 01 June 2021 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pauly, Daniel - 11.11.11
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 14.09.22
Checked by: Cort├ęs, Jorge - 15.11.11

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