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NOAA Photo Library Image - reef3867

Plating Agaricids are common down to about 200 ft on the Little Cayman walls, in shallower water they tend to form smaller plates with upright ridges. These differences in morphology may be a mechanism to efficiently gather light for their zooxanthellae.

Image ID: reef3867, NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Location: Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands
Photo Date: 2007 May 27
Credit: Twilight Zone Expedition Team 2007, NOAA-OE

Category: Coral Reefs/

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