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Updated 1/1/2013

Family Siderastreidae

HAWAII

Psammocora stellata

Kure Atoll, 6 feet

 

Kualoa, Oahu, 6 feet

Kualoa, Oahu, 6 feet

Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

 

Crowmwells, Oahu, 5 feet

 

Makai Pier, Oahu, 10 feet

STELLAR CORAL

Fairly common on shallow reef flats with scattered sand pockets.  Unattached nodules with short irregular branches without sandy texture or raised septa.  Tan, brown or rarely pink.  Calices very small and slightly depressed with flowery appearance.  Hawaii to Micronesia & the Tropical Eastern Pacific.

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