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Updated 1/27/2013

Family Agariciidae

HAWAI'I

Pavona bipartita

Moku Manu Pinnacle, Oahu, 100 feet

 

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P. bipartita (T) & P. duerdeni (B)

Blowhole, Oahu, 30 feet

DIVIDED CORAL

In Hawaii rare along deep dropoffs exposed to current.  Thick encrusting sheets or lumps with tiny snowflake-like calices in slight depressions.  Tan or light yellowish brown.  Calices larger than Pavona duerdeni.  Hawai'i & the Indo-Pacific.

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