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Family Pocilloporidae

HAWAII

Pocillopora damicornis

Compact form, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Intermediate form, Kapoho, Hawaii, 3 feet

Delicate form, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Moku O Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet

Moku O Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet

 

Ft. Kamehameha, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

Makapu'u, Oahu, 5 feet

 

Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Fluorescent image, Kaneohe Bay

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet

  LACE CORAL

Common on shallow reefs, forming small heads about 8 inches in diameter.  Delicate branches form in quiet bays, while compact knobby forms are typical in the surf zone.  A commensal crab forms galls on some colonies.  Hawaii, Indo-Pacific & Tropical Eastern Pacific.