Agaricia agaricites Linnaeus 1758 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Alternative combinations: Madrepora agaricites, Pavonia agaricites, Undaria agaricites

Synonyms: Agaricia crassa Verrill 1901, Agaricia purpurea Lesueur 1821, Undaria crassa Verrill 1901

Belongs to Agaricia according to Dana 1846

See also Inskipp et al. 2005 and Kiessling 2008

Sister taxa: Agaricia batalleri, Agaricia dominicensis, Agaricia fragilis, Agaricia grahamae, Agaricia lamarcki, Agaricia undata

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (1 collection), the Bahamas (5), Barbados (11), Cayman Islands (24), Colombia (2), Costa Rica (57), the Dominican Republic (3), Haiti (3), Jamaica (4), Mexico (1), the Netherlands Antilles (4), Panama (25), United States (8: Florida), Virgin Islands (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (8), Jamaica (1)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (4), Costa Rica (15), the Dominican Republic (2), Haiti (1), Jamaica (1), the Netherlands Antilles (5)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: Puerto Rico)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (6), Haiti (1), Panama (5)

Total: 200 collections each including a single occurrence

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