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Hawaii Coral ID. Phylum Cnideria Class Hydrozoa-hydroids Class Scyphozoa- jellyfish Class Cubozoa- box jellies and sea wasps Class Anthozoa Subclass Hexacorallia-

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1 Hawaii Coral ID

2 Phylum Cnideria Class Hydrozoa-hydroids Class Scyphozoa- jellyfish Class Cubozoa- box jellies and sea wasps Class Anthozoa Subclass Hexacorallia- zoanthids, hermatypic corals Subclass Hexacorallia- zoanthids, hermatypic corals Order Scleractinia- reef builders Order Zoanthidea- zoanthids Subclass Ceriantipitharia- tube anenomes, black corals, Subclass Ceriantipitharia- tube anenomes, black corals, thorny corals Subclass Octocoralia- ahermatypic, octocorals, blue Subclass Octocoralia- ahermatypic, octocorals, blue coral coral Order Helioporacea- blue coral Order Alyconacea- leather corals Order Pennatulacea- sea pen

3 “True” Stony Corals Hermatypic- reef building, zooxanthellae Common species: Acroporidae- table Acroporidea- rice Agariciidae- flat lobe, corregated Faviidae- crust, ocellated Fungiidae- humpback, mushroom Pocilloporidae- lace, antler, cauliflower Poritidae- finger, lobe, plate Thamastreidae

4 Order Zoanthidea - zoanthids Palythoa tuberculosa - rubber coral Zoanthus pacificus

5 Family Acroporidae: rice coral Montipora flabellata Montipora patula Montipora capitata Montipora verrucosa Order Scleractinia

6 Acropora cytheria Order Scleractinia Family Acroporidae Table coral

7 Family Agariciidae: flat lobe coral, corrugated coral Pavona duerdeniPavona varians Flat lobecorrugated Order Scleractinia

8 Family Faviidae: crust coral, ocellated coral Cyphastrae ocellina Agassiz's Coral (Cyphastrea agassizi (Formally Leptastrea bottae) Leptastrea purpurea Order Scleractinia

9 Family Fungiidae: Humpback coral, mushroom coral Fungia scutaria mushroom Order Scleractinia

10 Family Pocilloporidae: Lace coral, antler coral, and cauliflower coral Pocillopora damicornis lace Pocillopora eydouxi antler Pocillopora meaandrina cauliflower Order Scleractinia

11 Family Poritidae: Finger coral, lobe coral, Evermann’s coral, plate and pillar coral Porites evermanniPorites rusPorites compressa Porites lobata Order Scleractinia

12 Family Thamastreidae Psammocora stellata Order Scleractinia

13 Non Reef-Building Corals ahermatypic

14 Family Dendrophyllidae Orange cup coral Tubastrea coccina

15 Family Antipathiidae Black coral, wire coral, - not an octocoral Both feed on zooplankton Wire coral Black coral

16 Phylum Cnidaria Class Anthozoa Subclass Octocorallia Order Alcyonacae- soft coral Order Coenothyecalia- blue coral (not found in Hawaii) Order Gorgonacea- sea fans Order Pennatulacea- sea pens Order Telestacea- snowflake corals

17 Alcyonacae Soft coral

18 Sea fan- Gorgonacae Sea pen- Pennatulacea

19 Telestacea Snowflake coral

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