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How many species of stony corals are found in Hong Kong waters?

There are 84 species of reef-building corals from 28 genera.

Those coral species can tolerate wide annual fluctuations in water temperature and salinity as well as periodic typhoons and monsoon. The dominant species are mainly encrusting or massive faviids and poritids.

Favites abdita
Favites abdita
Turbinaria sp.
Turbinaria sp.

Hydnophora exesa
Hydnophora exesa
   
Platygyra sinensis
Platygyra sp.
Goniopora columna
Goniopora columna

Favia speciosa
Favia speciosa

Some of the common coral species found in HK

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Last Review Date : 22 March 2017