Below is a growing list of coral species that might be found along the NSW coastline, especially southward of the relatively species-rich Solitary Islands. For a more detailed coral identification resource, go to the Australian Institute of Marine Science’s “Corals of the World” online database.

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Coscinaraea mcneilli

  • Location: Fairlight Beach
  • Year: 2012
  • Observer: Andrew Baird

Leptastrea pruinosa

  • Location: Shelly Beach
  • Year: 2011
  • Observer: Alisha Madsen

Plesiastraea versipora

  • Location: Fairlight Beach
  • Year: 2012
  • Observer: Andrew Baird

Pocillopora damicornis (Linnaeus, 1758)

  • Location: Solitary Islands
  • Year: Unknown
  • Observer: Charlie Veron
  1. Maria
    2012/08/21

    Hi Joshua,
    The Woody Head corals have been there as long as I can remember i.e. since the 1960’s. My brother leon Zann and I snorkelled on these reefs in this period and then recently in the late 2000s.
    So in this area, intertidal corals have been present for quite a long time.
    regards
    maria zann

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