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Updated 6/30/2014

Family Poritidae

HAWAII

Porites lobata



Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

Old Kona Airport, Hawaii, 40 feet

 

Mahukona, Hawaii, 30 feet

Kailua Bay, Hawaii, 15 feet

 

Puako, Hawaii, 25 feet

 

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 30 feet

Kewalo, Oahu, 25 feet

 

cropped

Kewalo, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Parrotfish bites, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 20 feet

 

UV stress, Kapoho, Hawaii, 5 feet

 

Midway Lagoon

Distressed colony, Kewalo Pipe, Oahu

Midway Lagoon

 

Honaunau, Hawaii, 20 feet

 

Honokohau, Hawaii, 20 feet

 

Honaunau, Hawaii, 20 feet

 

 

Puako, Hawaii, 25 feet

 

Kewalo, Oahu, 50 feet

Ahihi Bay, Maui, 10 feet

 

P. solida (L) & P. lobata (R), Kewalo, Oahu

P. lobata (L) & P. evermanni (R), Mokolea Islet, Oahu, 30 feet

 

P. lobata (R) & P. evermanni (F), 

Puako, Hawaii, 35 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Kailua Bay, Hawaii, 15 feet

 

Fluorescent, Blowhole, Oahu, 20 feet

Makapu'u, Oahu, 20 feet

 



Honokohau, Hawaii, 20 feet
 

LOBE CORAL

Abundant on reefs exposed to good water circulation.  Variable in color and shape, greenish yellow or tan, stressed colonies with blue or purple cast.  Gently rounded to conical lobes with a tendency to form multiple peaks.  Calices are small but deep with distinct outer walls, retracted polyps are below the surrounding area.  Pink lesions or zits are caused by a trematode infection.  Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.

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