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Updated 6/28/2016

Family Acroporidae

HAWAII

Montipora patula

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 45 feet

 

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Kewalo, Oahu, 25 feet

Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Wailupe, Oahu, 5 feet

 

Makai Pier, Waimanalo, Oahu, 6 feet

Hau'ula, Oahu, 20 feet

Kaiona, Waimanalo, Oahu, 6 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

 



Honaunau, Hawaii, 40 feet


Kahului, Maui, 20 feet



Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Makai Pier, Oahu, 10 feet

Makai Pier, O'ahu, 10 feet

 



Hale'iwa Trench, O'ahu, 20 feet


Pupukea Firehouse, O'ahu, 15 feet


Honokeana, Maui, 10 feet

 

RINGED RICE CORAL

Common in a variety of environments as encrusting sheets, occasionally forming plates.  Golden brown with white margins, some colonies have bright purple polyps.  Calices are usually elevated and surrounded by a ring of tiny rods giving the colony a rough texture.  Montipora verrilli is a rare smooth form that is usually overlooked.  Endemic to Hawaii.  Related to the Indo-Pacific Montipora hispida.

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