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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Pocilloporidae


Pocillopora meandrina

Kaiwi Point, Hawaii, 25 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 20 feet


Sharks Cove, Oahu, 20 feet

Kahe Point, Oahu, 20 feet

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 40 feet


Kewalo, Oahu, 40 feet


Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet

Atlantis Reef, Waikiki, Oahu, 60 feet


Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii


Honokohau, Hawaii, 20 feet



Kewalo, Oahu, 50 feet


Molokini Back Wall, 20 feet

Makai Pier, Waimanalo, Oahu, 6 feet



Ahihi Bay, Maui, 4 feet

P. meandrina (L) & P. ligulata (R)

Manana Island, Oahu, 30 feet


Mokuleia, Oahu, 15 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet

Kailua Bay, Hawaii, 10 feet


Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 10 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

Fluorescent, Blowhole, Oahu, 20 feet


red is algae on dead coral surface

Ho'okena, Hawaii, 25 feet


Abundant on reefs exposed to surf and current.  Forms hemispherical colony up to 20 inches in diameter with flattened, evenly folded branches, with flaring tips.  Short verrucae of uniform size evenly and tightly packed.  Colors include yellow, green, brown, and purple.  The first coral to colonize new lava flows.  Hawaii, Central Indian Ocean, Western Pacific, & Tropical Eastern Pacific.

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