Taxonomy
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Cnidaria
Class
Anthozoa
Subclass
Hexacorallia
Order
Scleractinia
Suborder
Astrocoeniina
Family
Pocilloporidae
Genus
Madracis
Species
myriaster
Distribution, Habitat, and Biology
Min Depth
20 meters
Max Depth
1220 meters
Overall Geographic Range
the region from 25°06’N, 80°26’W, a position south of South Sound Creek on Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, to the St. Lucie Inlet (27°10.0624’N, 80°08.3750’W), Bermuda, Caribbean, eastern South America
Habitat-Biology
  • benthic
  • azooxanthellate
  • hard substrate
  • outer continental shelf (50–200 m)