Agaricia agaricites   (Linnaeus, 1758)

purple lettuce coral

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Agariciidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2000 m (Ref. 87091).  Tropical; 25°N - 25°S, 98°W - 31°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea to East Brazil Self.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Colonies are encrusting or sub-massive or form a complex of horizontal plates and large irregularly diving upright bifacial fronds. Corallites are in deep valleys which are concentric on plates and generally less than 50 mm long. Tan, brown or yellow-brown in color.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Zooxanthellate (Ref. 116012). In Belize, it was found in a submarine cave near Columbus Cay at a depth of 10 m (Ref. 87209). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833). Spring (Ref. 113712).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 5.9 - 17.1, mean 9.7 (based on 154 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown