2022/02/22
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Coral Field Guide

What are the twenty coral species commonly found in Hong Kong Marine Parks?

Classification of corals?

Selected twenty hard coral (reef-building) species commonly recorded from marine parks in Hong Kong

Species No.  Family Genus Species
1 Acroporidae Acropora digitifera
2 Acropora pruniosa
3 Montipora peltiformis
4 Oculinidae Galaxea fascicularis
5 Agariciidae Pavona decussata
6 Fungiidae Lithophyllon undulatum
7 Pectiniidae Echinophyllia aspera
8 Merulinidae Hyndophora exesa
9 Dendrophylliidae Turbinaria peltata
10 Merulinidae Dipsastraea rotumana
11 maritima
12 Favites pentagona
13 abdita
14 flexuosa
15 Platygyra carnosus
16 Scleractinia incertae sedis Leptastrea purpure
17 Merulinidae Cyphastrea serailia
18 Poritidae Porites lutea
19 aranetai
20 Goniopora columna