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Updated 1/9/2019

Family Fungiidae


Lobactis scutaria

Sharkfin, Lanai, 25 feet

Parasitic snail w/eggs on underside, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet


Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet


Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet


Puako, Hawaii, 20 feet

Makua, Oahu, 25 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet


Double, Kewalo, Oahu, 50 feet

Budding, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 35 feet


Temple, Maui


Juvenile, Lana'i Lookout, Oahu, 35 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet


Common in depressions on shallow reefs.  Generally oblong and thick with sinuous ribs of varying length.  Tentacles may be green when extended.  The parasitic snail Epifungium ulu may be found on the underside.  Attains 7 inches.  Formerly known as Fungia scutaria.  Red Sea to Hawaii & the Society Islands.

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