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Family: Merulinidae (See list of species below)

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22 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Boninastrea boninensis
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Catalaphyllia jardinei
[Elegance coral]
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Caulastraea connata
[Large polyp coral]
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Caulastraea curvata
[Trumpet coral]
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Caulastraea echinulata
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Caulastraea furcata
[Torch coral]
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Caulastraea tumida
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Dipsastraea amicorum
[Basket coral]
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Dipsastraea danai
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Dipsastraea favus
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Dipsastraea pallida
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Hydnophora bonsai
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Hydnophora exesa
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Hydnophora grandis
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Hydnophora microconos
[Small-coned coral]


Hydnophora pilosa
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Hydnophora rigida
[Spine coral]


Merulina ampliata
[Merulina coral]


Merulina scabricula
[Crispy crust coral]


Merulina scheeri
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Merulina triangularis
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Scapophyllia cylindrica
[Columniform crust coral]
22 Species of Family Merulinidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Boninastrea boninensis Western Central Pacific
Catalaphyllia jardinei Elegance coral Western Central Atlantic
Caulastraea connata Large polyp coral Western Indian Ocean
Caulastraea curvata Trumpet coral Indo-West Pacific
Caulastraea echinulata Indo-West Pacific
Caulastraea furcata Torch coral Indo-Pacific
Caulastraea tumida Indo-West Pacific
Dipsastraea amicorum Basket coral Indo-Pacific.
Dipsastraea danai Western Central Pacific
Dipsastraea favus Western Indian Ocean
Dipsastraea pallida Indo-Pacific. Tropical t
Hydnophora bonsai Indo-West Pacific.
Hydnophora exesa Indo-Pacific.
Hydnophora grandis Western Central Pacific.
Hydnophora microconos Small-coned coral Indo-Pacific.
Hydnophora pilosa Indo-West Pacific.
Hydnophora rigida Spine coral Western Central Pacific.
Merulina ampliata Merulina coral Indo-Pacific. 100 COLD
Merulina scabricula Crispy crust coral Western Central Pacific.
Merulina scheeri Western Indian Ocean
Merulina triangularis Western Central Pacific
Scapophyllia cylindrica Columniform crust coral Indo-West Pacific.



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