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Updated 8/20/2013

Family Fungiidae

HAWAII

Fungia scutaria

Sharkfin, Lanai, 25 feet

Parasitic snail w/eggs on underside, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet

 

Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Puako, Hawaii, 20 feet

Makua, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Double, Kewalo, Oahu, 50 feet

Budding, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 35 feet

 

Temple, Maui

 

Juvenile, Lana'i Lookout, Oahu, 35 feet



Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 15 feet

COMMON RAZOR or MUSHROOM CORAL

Common in depressions on shallow reefs.  Generally oblong and thick with sinuous ribs of varying length.  Tentacles may be green when extended.  The parasitic snail Epifungium ulu may be found on the underside.  Attains 7 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.

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