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Agaricia grahamae Graham's sheet coral

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lexID:
5399 
AphiaID:
287913 
Scientific:
Agaricia grahamae 
German:
Grahams Blattkoralle 
English:
Graham's Sheet Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Agaricia (Genus) > grahamae (Species) 
Initial determination:
Wells, 1973 
Occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Barbados, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, USA, Venezuela, West Africa 
Sea depth:
20 - 110 Meter 
Size:
11.81" - 70.87" (30cm - 180cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, Copepods, Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-01-28 21:57:40 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Agaricia grahamae are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Agaricia grahamae, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Agaricia grahamae, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

Wells, 1973

"Characters: Colonies form flat unifacial explanate plates which are commonly arranged in whorls. Corallites are at the bottom of long, roughly concentric V-shaped valleys. Centres are widely spaced (3-5 per cm). Septa are thick, do not alternate, and most reach the corallite centre.

Colour: Tan or grey, usually with pale margins.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Agaricia fragilis , Agaricia lamarcki"

Text source: Corals of the World by Charly Veron

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