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Agaricia fragilis

Dana, 1848

Colonies form flat unifacial explanate plates with corallites in long, roughly concentric valleys. Valleys are closely (2-4 mm) spaced. Corallites are small, close together (5-8 per cm) and face upwards. Columellae are weakly developed.

Colour: Grey, grey-brown or green.

Habitat: Sheltered reef environments.

Abundance: Generally uncommon.

Similar species: Agaricia grahamae , Agaricia undata

Taxonomic note: Taxonomic note: This species has named variations. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Laborel (1969), Wells (1973b). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Humann (1993).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Agaricia fragilis.  Caribbean.  A small plate. Tentacles are partly extended.  Charlie Veron.

Agaricia fragilis.Caribbean.A small plate. Tentacles are partly extended.Charlie Veron.

Agaricia fragilis.  Caribbean.  Detail of a plate.  Charlie Veron.

Agaricia fragilis.Caribbean.Detail of a plate.Charlie Veron.

Agaricia fragilis.  Caribbean.  Showing frond surface.

Agaricia fragilis.Caribbean.Showing frond surface.

Agaricia fragilis.  Caribbean.  Showing whole colony.

Agaricia fragilis.Caribbean.Showing whole colony.

Agaricia fragilis.  Caribbean.  Showing frond surface.

Agaricia fragilis.Caribbean.Showing frond surface.

Agaricia fragilis.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Agaricia fragilis.Caribbean.Showing corallites.

Agaricia fragilis.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Agaricia fragilis.Caribbean.Showing corallites.