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Updated 8/17/2013

Family Faviidae

HAWAII

Cyphastrea ocellina

Pale form, Kapoho, Hawaii, 4 feet

 

C. agassizi (L) & C. ocellina (R) Kualoa, Oahu, 6 feet

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet

 

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Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

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Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet

 

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Typical color, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet

 



Firehouse, Oahu, 8 feet
 

OCELLATED CORAL

A small, knobby, encrusting species common on shallow reefs.  Orange-brown or tan with elevated calices 2 to 3mm in diameter with ribs extending down the outer wall.  Cyphastrea agassizi has larger calices 3 to 5 mm in diameter.  Hawaii & the Western Pacific.

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