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updated 3/10/2014

Family Poritidae


Porites duerdeni  endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

Honaunau, Hawaii, 30 feet

Keauhou, Hawaii, 90 feet


Honaunau, Hawaii, 30 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet

P. duerdeni
(top), P. compressa (bottom)


Rare in protected waters of Hawaii & Maui.  Large yellowish green hemispherical colonies with spherical branch tips.  Calices are small and deep with sharp solid outer walls, retracted polyps are below the surrounding area.  Similar to Finger Coral.  Endemic to Hawaii.

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