Maze and Star Coral; Merulinidae family

Maze and Star Coral are so named because of the intricate maze like structure that some members of the family have on their surface. And some do look quite star like too… On scuba dives they are yet another underwater photographer’s macro delight.

Favites species

These attractive hard corals are distinguished by having shared walls to their corallites - well, most of them anyway...

Hydnophora species

Unique because of the small hill-like structures on its surface, known as hydnophores.

Pectinia species

Quite a common hard coral around here - another so called Cauliflower Coral, not sure why!

Platygyra species

Classic maze coral - commonly seen on our coral reefs.

Other Merulinidae family

Various Merulina species corals. Identifications often unsure, especially after the recent revision...