WoRMS taxon details
Agariciidae Gray, 1847
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| ||Genus Agaricia Lamarck, 1801|
Genus Coeloseris Vaughan, 1918
Genus Dactylotrochus Wells, 1954
Genus Gardineroseris Scheer & Pillai, 1974
Genus Leptoseris Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849
Genus Pachyseris Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1849
Genus Pavona Lamarck, 1801
Genus Agariciella accepted as Gardineroseris Scheer & Pillai, 1974
Genus Pavonia Lamarck accepted as Pavona Lamarck, 1801
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Description Agariciidae have very fine tentacles which are seldom extended during the day (except for Pavona explanulata).
Little is known about their sexual reproduction, except that different species may be separately sexed or hermaphrodite and may brood planula larvae or release gametes.
The genera in this family are colonial (except for some fossil genera), hermatypic. Colonies are massive, laminar or foliaceous. Corallites are immersed with poorly defined walls formed by thickening of the septo-costae. Septa seldom fuse and are continuous between adjacent corallite centres. They have smooth or finely serrated margins and are closely packed.
Similar family is Siderastreidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
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| || ||Citation: WoRMS (2013). Agariciidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196096 on 2013-12-11|
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