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Updated 11/27/2015

Family Faviidae

HAWAII

Leptastrea transversa

Typical form, Shark's Cove, O'ahu, 30 feet

 

Kahe Point, O'ahu, 20 feet

 

Kahe Point, O'ahu, 20 feet

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Kahe Point, O'ahu, 25 feet

 

Kapoho tidepool, Hawai'i, 3 feet

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet

 

Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 25 feet

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet

 

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet

 

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet

Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 40 feet

 



Ala Wai harbor, O'ahu, 3 feet



Firehouse, O'ahu, 20 feet


Kaiaka Wall, O'ahu, 60 feet
 

TRANSVERSE CORAL

Common at scuba depths.  Forms large mounds and encrustations on elevated surfaces.  Deep calices surrounded by ring of points and a narrow groove separating each calyx.  Granulated septa of 3 sizes.  Color variable, usually golden or greenish brown.  Leptastrea purpurea has smooth borders between calices and smooth septa of nearly uniform size.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

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