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Updated 9/13/2013

Family Siderastreidae

HAWAII

Coscinaraea wellsi

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 80 feet

 

'Au'au Crater, Hawaii, 140 feet

 

Kaiaka Wall, Oahu, 75 feet

 

 WELLS' CORAL

Uncommon on walls deeper than 75 feet.  Tan with large petaloid septa and dark centers.  Typically forms a small plate with free edges.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

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