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Pocillopora molokensis

Vaughan, 1907

Colonies are bushy with short compacted branches that curve downwards. Verrucae are primarily on the upper surfaces of branches.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: Occurs only in deep water.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Vaughan?s original description/specimens. Additional identification guide: Maragos (1977).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Pocillopora molokensis.  Hawaii.  Colonies from rocky foreshores.  Doug Fenner.

Pocillopora molokensis.Hawaii.Colonies from rocky foreshores.Doug Fenner.

Pocillopora molokensis.  Hawaii.  Colonies from rocky foreshores.  Keoki Sender.

Pocillopora molokensis.Hawaii.Colonies from rocky foreshores.Keoki Sender.

Pocillopora molokensis.  Hawaii.  Surface detail.  Jim Maragos.

Pocillopora molokensis.Hawaii.Surface detail.Jim Maragos.