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Updated 8/14/2016

Family Faviidae

HAWAII

Cyphastrea agassizi

Typical form, Kualoa, O'ahu, 6 feet

 

Encrusting form, Puako, Hawai'i, 10 feet

Haleiwa Trench, O'ahu, 20 feet

 

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 30 feet



Pupukea Firehouse, O'ahu, 15 feet





AGASSIZ'S CORAL

An uncommon species found as encrusting masses or rounded, fist-sized lumps unattached to the substrate in shallow water.  Gray or brown elevated calices 3 to 5mm in diameter on a smooth yellow, green, or cream base.  Cyphastrea ocellina has calices 1 to 2mm in diameter.  Hawaii & the Western Pacific.  Formerly known as Leptastrea bottae and Leptastrea inaequalis.

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