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Family Merulinidae

Small family of colonial corals with obscure polyp centers and strong septa that fuse to form cones (known as hydnophores) or vertical walls.  Indo-Pacific excluding Hawaii.

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

 

INDO-PACIFIC

 Hydnophora exesa

COMMON HORN CORAL

 

 Hydnophora rigida

BRANCHING HORN CORAL

 Merulina scabricula

ROUGH MERULINA