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Agaricia agaricites (Lettuce coral)

Synonyms: Agaricia agaricites f. agaricites; Agaricia agaricites f. carinata; Agaricia agaricites f. danai; Agaricia agaricites f. purpurea; Madrepora agaricites

Wikipedia Abstract

Agaricia agaricites, commonly known as lettuce coral or tan lettuce-leaf coral, is a species of colonial stony corals in the family Agariciidae. This coral is found in shallow waters in the tropical western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is a common species and the IUCN has assessed its status as being of "least concern".
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Florida Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo


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2del Monaco, Carlos, Estrella Villamizar, and Samuel Narciso. "Selectivity of preys of Coralliophila abbreviata and C. caribaea in coral reefs of the National Park Morrocoy, Venezuela: an experimental approximation/Selectividad de presas de Coralliophila abbreviata y C. caribaea en arrecifes coralinos del Parque Nacional Morrocoy, Venezuela: una aproximacion experimental." Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 38.1 (2010): 57+. Academic OneFile. Web. 15 July 2014.
3Predation of the Sea Urchin Diadema antillarum Philippi on Living Coral, Rolf P. M. Bak and Guillaume van Eys, Oecologia (Berl.) 20, 111-115 (1975)
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