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Updated 3/10/2014

Family Poritidae

HAWAII

Porites hawaiiensis   

Laysan Island, 15 feet

 

cropped

Laysan Island, 15 feet

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

 

cropped

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 20 feet

 



Ala Moana/Rockpiles, Oahu, 25 feet



cropped

Cromwells, Oahu, 4 feet



Kaiaka Wall, Oahu, 40 feet

HAWAIIAN PORITES

Uncommon encrusting species found in small crevices or shaded vertical surfaces exposed to surf.  Yellow or green with tiny bowl-like calices well-separated from each other by elevated rods.  Endemic to Hawaii.  Formerly known as Porites sp.cf. bernardi.