All Pocilloporidae

Pocilloporidae are a family of stony corals in the order Scleractinia occurring in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Pocilloporids are colonial and most species are reef-building. They are very variable in size and shape, some being submassive and others arborescent or ramose. The corallites are small and vary from being sunken to being raised cones. The columellae are well-developed and the septa may be fused with them. The coenosteum lining the skeleton is covered with spinules.