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Family Agariciidae


Leptoseris solida


Uncommon along dropoffs in deeper water.  Forms encrustations, plates, and occasionally tubes.  Calices are elevated and tilted slightly outward, sometimes with large nodules scattered about.  Septa are sharp, alternating and granular, especially toward the margins, with distinctive curved ridges linking calices.  Leptoseris hawaiiensis has flat-topped granular septa.   Indo-Pacific excluding Hawaii.

Coral skeletons illustrated are from scientific collections taken prior to 1998.