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Agaricia agaricites

(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

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Taxonomic note: Taxonomic note: This species is divisible into several smaller semi-distinct taxonomic units, some of which are named. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Laborel (1969), Wells (1973b), Fenner (1999). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Humann (1993).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Agaricia agaricites.  Gulf of Mexico.  A.agaricites forming thick ridges surrounding A.tenuifolia (mostly centre).  Doug Fenner.

Agaricia agaricites.Gulf of Mexico.A.agaricites forming thick ridges surrounding A.tenuifolia (mostly centre).Doug Fenner.

Agaricia agaricites.  Caribbean.  Forming a thick plate with A. lamarcki (left).  Charlie Veron.

Agaricia agaricites.Caribbean.Forming a thick plate with A. lamarcki (left).Charlie Veron.

Agaricia agaricites.  Gulf of Mexico.  Colonies are commonly composed of thick upright fronds.  Doug Fenner.

Agaricia agaricites.Gulf of Mexico.Colonies are commonly composed of thick upright fronds.Doug Fenner.

Agaricia agaricites.  Caribbean.  Detail of fronds with thick margins.  Charlie Veron.

Agaricia agaricites.Caribbean.Detail of fronds with thick margins.Charlie Veron.

Agaricia agaricites.  Caribbean.  Showing frond surface.

Agaricia agaricites.Caribbean.Showing frond surface.

Agaricia agaricites.  Caribbean.  Showing frond surface.

Agaricia agaricites.Caribbean.Showing frond surface.

Agaricia agaricites.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Agaricia agaricites.Caribbean.Showing corallites.

Agaricia agaricites.  Caribbean.  Showing whole colony.

Agaricia agaricites.Caribbean.Showing whole colony.

Agaricia agaricites.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Agaricia agaricites.Caribbean.Showing corallites.