Rough Cactus Coral

Picture of 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.

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ESA Threatened

throughout its range

Scientific Classification