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Updated 8/14/2016

Family Faviidae


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


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.