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Updated 11/27/2015

Family Agariciidae

HAWAII

Pavona varians

Kapoho tidepool, Hawai'i

 

Kewalo, O'ahu, 50 feet

 

Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 10 feet

 

YO-257 wreck, O'ahu, 90 feet

 

Kewalo Pipe, O'ahu, 50 feet

Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 40 feet

 

cropped images above

Kewalo Pipe, Oaahu, 50 feet

 

Makai Pier, Oaahu, 10 feet

 

P. varians & P. maldivensis

Pupukea, O'ahu, 35 feet

 



Hulopo'e tidepool, Lana'i



Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 40 feet
 


Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 40 feet



Gardineroseris above


Sand Island, O'ahu, 10 feet



Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 50 feet
 

  FALSE BRAIN CORAL

Common on reefs at any depth.  Variable, encrusting or irregular mounds, sometimes with contorted nodules, or plate-like on shaded vertical surfaces.  Corallites prominent, generally in rows between sinuous ridges, ridges occasionally limited to a few short segments.  Color typically golden brown, occasionally green, rust, dark gray, or mottled in turbid environments.  Hawaii, Indo-Pacific & Tropical Eastern Pacific.

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