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Family Agariciidae

HAWAII

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Maui Ocean Center

 

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Moku Manu Pinnacle, Oahu, 130 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 80 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 60 feet

 

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100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 85 feet

Kewalo Hump, Oahu, 90 feet

 

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Kewalo Hump, Oahu, 90 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 60 feet

YO-257 wreck, Oahu, 100 feet

 

TUBE CORAL

Locally common among rubble in deep water.  A small species with distinctive tubular columns and fine wavy septa.  Leptoseris scabra may form tubes but septa are strongly contorted and granular.  Endemic to Hawaii.

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