Agaricia fragilis Dana, 1846.

Photographs: The top photo is a close-up of a corallite with a scale bar of 1.0 mm.  The botom image is the holotype with a scale bar of approx. 1 cm.

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: meandroid
Colony Shape: plates or bowls
Colline Characteristics: low, rounded, often contorted
Series Length: long
Budding Type: mostly intramural
Corallite Diameter: 1.9-2.5 mm
Septa Per Corallite: 17-36
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: trabecular and discontinous
Columella Development: low style or papillae
Wall Structure: synapticulothecal

Holotype: MCZ no.59, originally no.314 (West Indies. Recent)


Middle to Late Pliocene: Lomas del Mar, Costa Rica.
Recent: Caribbean, Brazil.

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Last updated on April 23, 1998-vab.