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"Honeycomb", Brain Corals, More and Less, Family Faviidae, pt. 5

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Favites pentagona (Esper 1794). Here in S. Leyte 2013
http://coral.aims.gov.au/speciesPages
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Genus Goniastrea Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Massive colonies of thick, encrusting plates to large boulders. Corallites either circular or elongate, tightly packed, share interconnecting walls and calices.

Goniastrea aspera Verrill 1905. Corallites with angular shape, with long, thick septa. Often have light colored central areas. Aquarium image.

Goniastrea edwardsi Chevalier 1971. Corallites slightly angular, with thick, rounded walls. Irregular septa that taper toward the columella.  Thick paliform lobes. Tan to brown in color, possibly with orange centers. Red Sea image. Common, up to or more than a meter across.

Goniastrea pectinata (Ehrenberg 1854). Here in S. Leyte 2013
http://coral.aims.gov.au/speciesPages
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Goniastrea ramosa Veron 2000. Small irregular colonies that look like clumps of small branches sticking straight out. The only branching member of the genus. Bunaken, Sulawesi, Indonesia image. 

Goniastrea retiformis (Lamarck 1816). Common species in its wide range. Colonies encrusting to hilly to columnar to boulder-like. To over a meter in diameter. Corallites four to six sided, with alternating series of septa that are thin-walled and straight. Fiji image.

Genus Leptastrea (Dana 1846):

Leptastrea purpurea (Dana 1846). Crust Coral. Encrusting to lobe-like. Large (1/8") calyces with walls touching. Indo-Pacific. Here in Hawai'i. Occurs in tangs, greenish to purplish browns.

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