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Updated 8/11/2013

Family Agariciidae

HAWAII

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

MALDIVES CORAL

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.