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Family: Pocilloporidae (See list of species below)

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53 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Madracis asanoi
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Madracis asperula
[pointed pencil coral]
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Madracis auretenra
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Madracis brueggemanni
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Madracis carmabi
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Madracis decactis
[ten-ray star coral]


Madracis formosa
[eight-ray finger coral]
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Madracis fragilis
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Madracis hellana
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Madracis interjecta
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Madracis kauaiensis
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Madracis kirbyi
[ten coral]


Madracis mirabilis
[yellow pencil coral]
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Madracis myriaster
[striate finger coral]


Madracis pharensis
[star coral]
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Madracis profunda
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Madracis senaria
[zooxanthellate coral species]
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Madracis singularis
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Pocillopora ankeli
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Pocillopora capitata
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Pocillopora damicornis
[Cauliflower coral]
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Pocillopora danae
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Pocillopora diomedeae
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Pocillopora effusus
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Pocillopora elegans
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Pocillopora fungiformis
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Pocillopora grandis
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Pocillopora indiania
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Pocillopora inflata
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Pocillopora kelleheri
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Pocillopora ligulata
[thin cauliflower coral]


Pocillopora meandrina
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Pocillopora modumanensis
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Pocillopora molokensis
[Moloka‘i cauliflower coral]
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Pocillopora setchelli
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Pocillopora verrucosa
[rasp coral]


Pocillopora woodjonesi
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Pocillopora zelli
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Seriatopora aculeata
[club finger]


Seriatopora caliendrum
[birdsnest coral]


Seriatopora dentritica
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Seriatopora guttatus
[bush coral]


Seriatopora hystrix
[thin birdsnest coral]
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Seriatopora octoptera
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Seriatopora stellata
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Stylophora danae
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Stylophora kuehlmanni
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Stylophora madagascarensis
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Stylophora mamillata
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Stylophora mordax
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Stylophora pistillata
[smooth cauliflower coral]


Stylophora subseriata
[club finger coral]


Stylophora wellsi
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53 Species of Family Pocilloporidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Madracis asanoi Western Pacific.
Madracis asperula pointed pencil coral Central Atlantic
Madracis auretenra Western Central Atlantic.
Madracis brueggemanni Western Atlantic
Madracis carmabi Western Central Atlantic.
Madracis decactis ten-ray star coral Central and Southern Atla
Madracis formosa eight-ray finger coral Western Central Atlantic
Madracis fragilis Southwest Atlantic
Madracis hellana Western Indian Ocean and
Madracis interjecta Western Indian Ocean
Madracis kauaiensis Indo-Pacific.
Madracis kirbyi ten coral Indo-West Pacific.
Madracis mirabilis yellow pencil coral Western Central Atlantic
Madracis myriaster striate finger coral Western Atlantic
Madracis pharensis star coral Eastern Pacific, Atlantic
Madracis profunda Northeast Atlantic
Madracis senaria zooxanthellate coral species Western central Atlantic
Madracis singularis Western Central Pacific
Pocillopora ankeli Indo-West Pacific.
Pocillopora capitata Pacific Ocean.
Pocillopora damicornis Cauliflower coral Indo-Pacific and Western 30 DL
Pocillopora danae Indo-Pacific
Pocillopora diomedeae Southeast Pacific
Pocillopora effusus Eastern Pacific and Weste
Pocillopora elegans Indo-Pacific
Pocillopora fungiformis Western Indian Ocean
Pocillopora grandis Indo-Pacific and the Red
Pocillopora indiania Western Indian Ocean
Pocillopora inflata Eastern Pacific and Weste
Pocillopora kelleheri Indo-West Pacific
Pocillopora ligulata thin cauliflower coral Pacific Ocean.
Pocillopora meandrina Indo-Pacific.
Pocillopora modumanensis Western Indian Ocean
Pocillopora molokensis Moloka‘i cauliflower coral Eastern Central Pacific
Pocillopora setchelli Pacific Ocean.
Pocillopora verrucosa rasp coral Indo-Pacific. 30
Pocillopora woodjonesi Indo-Pacific.
Pocillopora zelli Western Central Pacific
Seriatopora aculeata club finger Western Central Pacific.
Seriatopora caliendrum birdsnest coral Indo-West Pacific. 30 COLD
Seriatopora dentritica Western Central Pacific
Seriatopora guttatus bush coral Indo-West Pacific.
Seriatopora hystrix thin birdsnest coral Indo-West Pacific. 30 COLD
Seriatopora octoptera Indo-West Pacific
Seriatopora stellata Indo-West Pacific.
Stylophora danae Western Indian Ocean
Stylophora kuehlmanni Western Indian Ocean 0.5 COLD
Stylophora madagascarensis Western Indian Ocean 0.5 COLD
Stylophora mamillata Western Indian Ocean
Stylophora mordax Indo-West Pacific.
Stylophora pistillata smooth cauliflower coral Indo-Pacific. 50 COLD
Stylophora subseriata club finger coral Indo-West Pacific. 0.5 COLD
Stylophora wellsi Western Indian Ocean 4 BRW



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