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Family Agariciidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Pachyseris rugosa

Wakatobi, Indonesia

 

Utulei, Tutuila, American Samoa

 

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Tutuila, American Samoa

RUGGED CORAL

Common on shallow reefs with good water circulation.  Forms massive colonies with contorted vertical blades, calices nearly indistinguishable between irregular ridges, gray or brown with white margins.  Indo-Pacific, Red Sea to Samoa.