Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Corals of Hawai'i

Family Agariciidae


General description: septa continue beyond calyx into open space.

Pavona duerdeni P. duerdeni
Growth form: encrusting round, or with rounded disks or lobes; light gray or pale brown.
Fine structure: calices regular and symmetrically arranged.
Habitat: wave-exposed environments.

Pavona varians - false brain coral  P. varians
Growth form: encrusting globular masses; tan or tan-brown.
Fine structure: elongate, angular steep-sided ridges with calices in valleys; septa line sides of ridges.
Habitat: reef flat and slope.


Last update: 1/25/2005