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Updated 3/17/2014

Family Faviidae

HAWAII

Leptastrea purpurea

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Kure Atoll, 8 feet

Kewalo, Oahu, 50 feet

 

YO-257 wreck, Oahu, 85 feet

 

Kahe Point, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Makapu'u, Oahu, 20 feet

Makapu'u, Oahu, 20 feet

 

cropped

Portlock, Oahu, 40 feet

 



Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 35 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 35 feet



Kewalo Marine Lab, Oahu


Sand Island, Oahu, 6 feet
 

CRUST CORAL

An uncommon encrusting species of shallow habitats including harbors, tidepools and reefs exposed to surge.  Calices of varying size with close-set smooth ribs, cream with brown within and bluish-white centers.  Transverse Coral has calices surrounded by elevated points and a narrow groove.  Seems to be very tolerant of adverse conditions lethal to other corals.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

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