Patch and Table Reefs
- Patch reefs are growths of coral or aggregates of coral
knobs 5-50 m in diameter and up to 6 m high.
- Table reefs are aggregates of coral knobs 5-500 m in
diameter and up to 20 m high. Many table reefs have a rim of coral knobs
surrounding an interior of rippled sand with scattered coral knobs.
- The most abundant coral species are Porites
astreoides, Oculina spp., and Diploria
spp. Alyconarians and Millepora alcicornis are very