Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Corals of Hawai'i

Family Faviidae

Cyphastrea ocellina C. ocellina
Growth form: small encrustation's or mushroom-shaped clumps; light reddish brown.
Fine structure: calices small (1-5 mm), crowded, elevated above surface, randomly oriented in clumps; calyx wall thick and jagged.
Habitat: reef flats and tide pools

Leptastrea bottae L. bottae
Growth form: small, globular encrustation's; olive-green to yellow-brown.
Fine structure: calices large (3.5 mm) and well separated with individual walls; elevated primary septa.
Habitat: reef flats exposed to sand scour.

Leptastrea purpurea L. purpurea
Growth form: large, thin encrusting sheets or rounded lobes; pale brown, green, or purple.
Fine structure: calices large (2-6 mm), funnel-shaped, and share common walls; elevated primary septa form a ridge around the calyx.
Habitat: reef flats and slope to 50 m.


Last update: 1/25/2005