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Family Fungiidae

Razor Corals

Free-living species generally consisting of a large single polyp.  Reproduces sexually or asexually, by budding from the remains of an old polyp and fission.  Young polyps are attached by a stalk to the parent, breaking free as they increase in size.

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

 

HAWAII

Fungia scutaria

COMMON RAZOR CORAL

 

Cycloseris vaughani

VAUGHAN'S RAZOR CORAL

 

Fungia granulosa

GRANULAR RAZOR CORAL

 

Diaseris fragilis

FRAGILE RAZOR CORAL

 


INDO-PACIFIC

Fungia danai

DANA'S RAZOR CORAL

 

Fungia repanda

UPTURNED RAZOR CORAL

 Sandalolitha dentata

RAGGED SANDAL CORAL