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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Pocilloporidae

HAWAII

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

 

Dead

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

CAULIFLOWER CORAL

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.