Agaricia fragilis   Dana,  1846 (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Agariciidae

Image copyrights: Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens

Description
Color: Grey, grey-brown or green.

Colonies form flat, unifacial explanate plates with corallites in long, roughly concentric valley. Valleys are closely (2-4mm) spaced. Corallites are small, closed-together and faced forwards. Columellae are weakly developed.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal
IUCN Status:  Data Deficient

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Neil Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/right_menu/Animal_disc/Animal%20Discovery%202010.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Natuurlijk mooi Available at - http://www.natuurlijkmooi.net/

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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