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Family Faviidae

TROPICAL ATLANTIC

Montastraea cavernosa

Benwood wreck, Key Largo, 40 feet

 

French Reef, Key Largo, 45 feet

Fluorescent, Benwood wreck, Key Largo, 40 feet

GREAT STAR CORAL

Common on shallow reefs.  Massive hemispheres or encrusting, with large domed calices, tan, greenish, grayish, or dark brown, extended tentacles may be contrasting color.  Bermuda, Florida to Brazil, & Tropical West Africa.