This document serves as an interim guidance document to direct recovery efforts for pillar coral,…
Rough Cactus Coral
About The Species
Rough cactus coral is found in the Caribbean, southern Gulf of Mexico, Florida, and the Bahamas. They are typically shades of grey or brown, but may also be reddish or green. Rough cactus coral is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting rough cactus coral. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.
- Throughout Its Range
In the Spotlight
Rough cactus coral is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
The Recovery Outline is meant to serve as an interim guidance document to direct recovery efforts, including recovery planning, for pillar coral, rough cactus coral, lobed star coral, mountainous star coral, and boulder star coral.