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Updated 11/27/2015

Family Agariciidae

HAWAII

Leptoseris incrustans

YO-257 wreck, Oahu, 90 feet

 

cropped

Halona Blowhole, Oahu, 30 feet

 

 

cropped images above

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 60 feet

 

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 30 feet

Molokini Back Wall, 50 feet

 

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 45 feet

 



Kaiaka Wall, O'ahu, 75 feet


Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 70 feet

ENCRUSTING CORAL

Fairly common on vertical surfaces at scuba depth.  Forms small encrustations that are very lumpy where exposed to light or nearly smooth in shaded areas, calices are difficult to distinguish, fine septa of equal width, microscopically serrate.  Dark brown to red, raised surfaces lighter.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

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