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Agaricia grahamae

Wells, 1973

Colonies form flat unifacial explanate plates which are commonly arranged in whorls. Corallites are at the bottom of long, roughly concentric V-shaped valleys. Centres are widely spaced (3-5 per cm). Septa are thick, do not alternate, and most reach the corallite centre.

Colour: Tan or grey, usually with pale margins.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Agaricia fragilis , Agaricia lamarcki

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Wells (1973a), Fenner (1999). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Humann (1993).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Agaricia grahamae.  Gulf of Mexico.  Forming tiers of thin plates.  Doug Fenner.

Agaricia grahamae.Gulf of Mexico.Forming tiers of thin plates.Doug Fenner.

Agaricia grahamae.  Caribbean.  Showing frond surface.

Agaricia grahamae.Caribbean.Showing frond surface.

Agaricia grahamae.  Caribbean.  Showing corallites.

Agaricia grahamae.Caribbean.Showing corallites.