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Updated 11/27/2015

Family Agariciidae

HAWAI'I

Pavona duerdeni

Kailua Bay, Hawai'i, 15 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, O'ahu, 20 feet

 

Waimanalo, O'ahu, 20 feet

Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 30 feet

 

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 20 feet

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 20 feet

 

cropped

Portlock, O'ahu, 20 feet

 

Driftwood, Hawai'i, 40 feet

Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 15 feet

 

Makapu'u, O'ahu, 20 feet

 

Makapu'u, O'ahu, 20 feet

 

Taema Bank, Tutuila, American Samoa, 75 feet

 

Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 20 feet

 

Fluorescent, Blowhole, Oahu, 20 feet



Firehouse, O'ahu, 15 feet

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

 

PORKCHOP CORAL

Fairly common in shallow water exposed to surge.  Forms massive colonies of thick, blunt to angular plates with tiny snowflake-like calices.  Light gray, tan, or yellow.  Calices smaller than Pavona bipartita.  Hawai'i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.

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