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Favites halicora (Ehrenberg, 1834). Typically made up of irregular massive shapes. Corallites 11-13 mm in diameter. Yellow-tan to greenish color. Here in Fiji.   

Pavona decussata (Dana 1846). Thick, interconnected upright plates that tend to flare out on upper margins. Individual polyps in small depressions, along irregular parallel lines. Indo-West Pacific; Red Sea to Australia. Red Sea 2019. Close-up in Cebu, Philippines 

Possibly Acropora willisae Veron & Wallace 1984, /COTW:

Characters: Colonies are corymbose plates up to approximately one metre across, with short, uniform, evenly spaced, non-tapered branchlets bearing numerous axial corallites. There is usually more than one axial corallite per branchlet. Radial corallites near branchlet tips are tubular and appressed.

Colour: Grey, cream, blue (which may photograph pink) or brown.

Similar Species: Acropora desalwii. Acropora granulosa has long axial corallites and is not corymbose. See also A. parapharaonis.

Habitat: A wide range of environments from lower reef slopes to lagoons.

Abundance: Common in Western Australia, rarely common elsewhere. Here in N. Sulawesi.


Pomacanthus arcuatus Gray 1831, the Gray Angelfish (1). A beauty as a juvenile (shown). Tropical west Atlantic, Bahamas to Brazil. To a foot and a half in length, friendly and long-lived in captivity. Juvenile (with square edged caudal fins as opposed to similar P. paru, French Angels) in Roatan 2016.
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