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Updated 11/28/2016

Family Siderastreidae

HAWAII

Psammocora profundacella

Ka'ena Point, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Halona Blowhole, Oahu, 25 feet

Kahe Point, Oahu, 20 feet

 

cropped

Ke'ei, Hawaii, 25 feet

 

100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 80 feet

100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 80 feet

 

 

Corsair wreck, Oahu, 100 feet

 

cropped

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 30 feet

 

YO-257 wreck, Oahu, 90 feet

 

cropped



O'ahu, Hawai'i


Tutuila, American Samoa
 
   

HEXAGON PSAMMOCORA

Uncommon on shallow vertical surfaces.  Corallites may be solitary or arranged within short valleys with more-or-less sharp ridges.  May be confused with Sandpaper Coral but lacks the characteristic sandpaper texture.  Color extremely variable, cream, tan, green, orange, gray, or brown with dark centers.  Psammocora haimeana is a synonym.  Psammocora superficialis has an irregular surface and petaloid septa.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

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