Agaricia tenuifolia   Dana, 1848

thin leaf lettuce coral

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Agariciidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2000 m (Ref. 87091).  Tropical; 24°N - 8°N, 92°W - 58°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Colonies form a complex of thin upright bifacial fronds which have thin margins. They are usually contorted, elongate, and divide irregularly. Corallites are in valleys which is generally concentric and les than 50 millimeters long. Brown, greenish or rust in color, sometimes with pale margins of septo-costae and sometimes with orange tentacles.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Zooxanthellate (Ref. 116012). Common along the Caribbean continental coast. Very common in Bocas del Torro, Panama; does not occur in Florida or the Bahamas (Ref. 415). This species exists almost exclusively in conspecific aggregations (Ref. 87225). Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Near Threatened (NT) ; Date assessed: 01 January 2008

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 6.3 - 16.7, mean 10.3 (based on 90 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown