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Family Faviidae

TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Montastraea faveolata

9-foot Stake, Key Largo, 25 feet

 

French Reef, Key Largo, 45 feet

French Reef, Key Largo, 45 feet

 

Fluorescent, Benwood wreck, Key Largo, 40 feet

 

MOUNTAINOUS STAR CORAL

Common on shallow reefs.  Massive, undulating surface without distinct columns, grayish or yellowish-brown.  Calices small and closely-spaced, with vertical sides, occasionally with green centers.  Bermuda, Florida to Venezuela, & the Gulf of Mexico.  Some regard this a form of Montastraea annularis.