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Family Poritidae

HAWAII

Porites solida

Koloa Landing, Kaua'i, 30 feet

 

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Kewalo, Oahu, 55 feet

 

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Kewalo Hump, Oahu, 90 feet

 

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 55 feet

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

SOLID CORAL

Rare on reefs exposed to good water circulation.  Small colonies, yellowish brown with rounded knobs & peaks.  Calices are large, deep, and bowl-shaped with sharp jagged walls, retracted polyps below walls.  Brigham's Coral has deep pit-like calices.   Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.