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Family Oculinidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Galaxea astreata

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 25 feet

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SMALL GALAXEA

Locally common on protected reefs in shallow water.  Encrusting or columnar attaining several feet in diameter, round calices under 5mm in diameter (more than 5mm for Galaxea fascicularis), gray, brown, pink or green with white-tips.  Indo-Pacific excluding Hawaii.