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Family Agariciidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Pavona clavus

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 35 feet

Leone, Tutuila, American Samoa

SWOLLEN CORAL

Fairly common at scuba depths.  Massive colonies with large rounded lobes.  Tiny star-shaped calices are slightly depressed.  Indo-Pacific & the Tropical Eastern Pacific, excluding Hawaii.

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