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Updated 8/11/2013

Family Agariciidae


Pavona maldivensis

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 30 feet


Leone, Tutuila, American Samoa, 10 feet


Molokini Back Wall, 40 feet


Moku Manu Pinnacle, Oahu, 90 feet


Moku Manu Pinnacle, Oahu, 90 feet


P. varians & P. maldivensis


Lana'i Lookout, Oahu, 20 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 25 feet


Uncommon as small encrustations with on shaded vertical surfaces.  May also form small plates with finger-like projections.  Calices are widely separated, elevated and septa are angular with flaring ends, columella a large dome.  Rusty brown to gray, raised surfaces light.  Hawaii, Indo-Pacific & Tropical Eastern Pacific.  Formerly known as Pavona pollicata.

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