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Updated 11/27/2015

Family Agariciidae


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



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)



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.