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Stony Corals

Artichoke Coral

Scolymia cubensis

(1: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Boulder Star Coral

Orbicella franksi

(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)

Close up:
(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Dimpled Sheet Coral

Agaricia grahamae

 
(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 2: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)

This glows under UV light:

(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Elkhorn Coral

Acropora palmata

       
(1,3,5: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 2: Chimneys, Roatan / 4: First Bight, Roatan / 6: Mary's Place, Roatan / 7: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan)


Fragile Saucer Coral

Agaricia fragilis

This glows under UV:

(1: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Great Star Coral

Montastraea cavernosa

       
(1: First Bight, Roatan / 2: Tulio's Reef, Roatan / 3: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan / 4,6: CoCo View Resort, Roatan / 5: Osman's Reef, Roatan / 7: Pirate's Point, Roatan / 8: Newman's Wall, Roatan)

This fluoresces:
       
(1-8: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Lettuce Coral

Agaricia agaricites

 
(1: Neverstain Bight, Roatan / 2: Newman's Wall, Roatan)

This fluoresces under UV:

     
(1,4-6: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 2: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 3: Prince Albert, Roatan)


Lobed Star Coral

Orbicella annularis

  
(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 2-3: Calvin's Crack, Roatan)


Massive Starlet Coral

Siderastrea siderea

 
(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 2: Forty Foot Point, Roatan)

This glows under blue light:
(1: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Mountainous Star Coral

Orbicella faveolata

    
(1: Pirate's Point, Roatan / 2: Osman's Reef, Roatan / 3-5: Newman's Wall, Roatan)

This fluoresces:
   
(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 2-4: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Mustard Hill Coral

Porites astreoides

(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)

This fluoresces:
(1: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Orange Cup Coral

Tubastraea coccinea

   
(1-2,4: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 3: Newman's Wall, Roatan)

The coral is closed during the day, and opens at night.


Pillar Coral

Dendrogyra cylindrus

       
(1: First Bight, Roatan / 2: Iron Coast, Roatan / 3-4,8: Mary's Place, Roatan / 5-6: Pirate's Point, Roatan / 7: Forty Foot Point, Roatan)

If a pillar falls over, new toes of coral will grow up from it:
(1: Gold Chain, Roatan)

Close-up of open coral:
(1: La Ventana al Valle, Roatan)


Smooth Flower Coral

Eusmilia fastigiata

  
(1: Harold's Hotel, Roatan / 2: John's Place, Roatan / 3: Newman's Wall, Roatan)

This fluoresces under UV:
(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Solitary Disc Coral

Scolmia wellsi

     
(1-2: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 3: Mr. Bud, Roatan / 4: Neverstain Bight, Roatan / 5: Pirate's Point, Roatan / 6: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan)

These glow under UV:
(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Spiny Flower Coral

Mussa angulosa

(1: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)

This glows under UV:
(1: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Staghorn Coral

Acropora cervicornis

(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Sunray Lettuce Coral

Helioseris cucullata

This glows brightly under UV:
   
(1: Prince Albert, Roatan / 2-3: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 4: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Ten-Ray Star Coral

Madracis decactis

(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Thin Leaf Lettuce Coral

Agaricia tenuifolia

   
(1: Calvin's Crack, Roatan / 2: Osman's Reef, Roatan / 3: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 4: Forty Foot Point, Roatan)

This glows under UV:
  
(1: Prince Albert, Roatan / 2-3: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Whitestar Sheet Coral

Agaricia lamarcki

This glows under UV light:
 
(1-2: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Yellow Pencil Coral

Madracis auretenra

      
(1: Sponge Garden, Roatan / 2: First Bight, Roatan / 3,6-7: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 4: French Cay Cut, Roatan / 5: Calvin's Crack, Roatan)

This glows under UV.  Compare these images (UV is still on in the second shot, but not as bright as the white light):
 
(1-2: Newman's Wall, Roatan)