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Agaricia tenuifolia

Dana, 1848

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 are generally concentric and less than 50 millimetres long.

Colour: Brown, greenish or rust, sometimes with pale margins of septo-costae and sometimes with orange tentacles.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1973b), Cairns (1982). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Humann (1993).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Agaricia tenuifolia.  Caribbean.  Large vertical fronds commonly form in shallow water.  Charlie Veron.

Agaricia tenuifolia.Caribbean.Large vertical fronds commonly form in shallow water.Charlie Veron.

Agaricia tenuifolia.  Caribbean.  Usual appearance of fronds.  Charlie Veron.

Agaricia tenuifolia.Caribbean.Usual appearance of fronds.Charlie Veron.

Agaricia tenuifolia.  Caribbean.  Sides of fronds.  Charlie Veron.

Agaricia tenuifolia.Caribbean.Sides of fronds.Charlie Veron.

Agaricia tenuifolia.  Caribbean.  Corallite detail of a broad frond.  Mary Stafford-Smith.

Agaricia tenuifolia.Caribbean.Corallite detail of a broad frond.Mary Stafford-Smith.

Agaricia tenuifolia.  Caribbean.  Showing frond surface.

Agaricia tenuifolia.Caribbean.Showing frond surface.

Agaricia tenuifolia.  Caribbean.  Showing whole colony.

Agaricia tenuifolia.Caribbean.Showing whole colony.

Agaricia tenuifolia.  Caribbean.  Showing frond.

Agaricia tenuifolia.Caribbean.Showing frond.

Agaricia tenuifolia.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Agaricia tenuifolia.Caribbean.Showing corallites.