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Updated 3/25/2013

Family Poritidae

HAWAII

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Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Puako, Hawaii, 15 feet

 

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Firehouse, Oahu, 10 feet

 

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Firehouse, Oahu, 10 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

 

Ahihi Bay, Maui, 6 feet

 

Lana'i Lookout, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

 

BRIGHAM'S CORAL

Common on shallow reefs exposed to wave action.  Small colonies, pinkish brown to blue or purplish gray with many inflated knobs.  Calices are large, deep, and pit-like with sharp jagged walls, retracted polyps well below walls.  Solid Coral has deep bowl-like calices.   Endemic to Hawaii.

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