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Updated 11/27/2015

Family Agariciidae


Gardineroseris planulata

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 40 feet


Leone, Tutuila, American Samoa, 15 feet


Honaunau, Hawaii, 50 feet


Wakatobi, Indonesia, 35 feet


with Pavona varians below

Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 50 feet

Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 50 feet


Uncommon on reef slopes of the Indo-Pacific and rare from a few locations on Oahu, Maui, Kaho'olawe, and the Kona Coast.  Forms massive encrustations or knobby mounds with free edges, calices medium or large, immersed, with sharp walls.  Golden brown with white margins.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

All coral skeletons illustrated are from scientific collections taken prior to 1998.