About the Species
Pillar coral is a hard coral found in the western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It often resembles fingers or a cluster of cigars, growing up from the sea floor. Pillar coral is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting pillar coral. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.
- Throughout Its Range
Pillar coral is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Regulatory Actions & Documents
- Final Rule (79 FR 53852, September 10, 2014)
- Proposed Rule (77 FR 73219, December 7, 2012)
- 90-day Finding (75 FR 6616, February 10, 2010)