:  Agariciidae
Taxonomy: Scleractinia: Agariciidae (Stony Corals)
Body Form: These corals have very small polyps and skeletons similar in appearance to carved stone.
Diet: These corals are strongly adapted to absorbing nutrients from their zooxanthellate algae rather than by food capture.    Care Level:  moderate
Natural History: This group of corals is native to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and some of the included species are important reef builders. Most appear as intricately shaped stone, ranging from shelf-like to curled and wavy forms. These corals are not commonly seen in the aquarium trade.