This pineapple coral is a species of stony coral native to the Caribbean Sea and western Atlantic Ocean. The coral forms large colonies of rounded domes that can get up to 16 inches around. While typically found on reefs at a depth of 90 feet or less, they can be found up to 230 feet below sea level. When they form at these greater depths, it is in a flattened plate instead of a rounded dome, earning it another name – the pancake star coral!
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