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Updated 6/28/2016

Family Acroporidae

HAWAII

Montipora capitata

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 50 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 50 feet

 

 

Kaiona, Waimanalo, Oahu, 5 feet

 

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet

Kaiona, Waimanalo, Oahu, 5 feet

 

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet

Spawning, Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet

 

 

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 8 feet

 

Tumor, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 8 feet

 

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 8 feet

Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

 

Kaiona, Waimanalo, O'ahu, 8 feet

 



Pupukea Firehouse, O'ahu, 15 feet

Tumor, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet

Fluorescent, HIMB, Kane'ohe, Oahu

 

Daylight fluorescent, Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet

 



Hulopo'e tidepool, Lana'i


Kaiaka Wall, Oahu, 60 feet



Blowhole, Oahu, 30 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 20 feet



Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 20 feet

RICE CORAL

Common in a variety of habitats and possessing many growth forms including encrusting patches, large mounds, branched thickets, and overlapping plates.  Brown and white, occasionally with pink, green or blue fluorescence.  Tiny calices are surrounded by rice-like tubercles that rarely fuse into short ridges.  Spawning occurs after the new moon during summer months about 9:00 PM.  Hawaii to Indonesia.  Formerly known in Hawaii as Montipora verrucosa.

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