Corals

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and Digitization Program Office, in collaboration with The Hydrous, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create ‘open access oceans,' worked to digitize and create online experiences for a collection of coral and reef-dwelling specimens. The purpose of this project is to make ecosystems and collection more available and visible, and to preserve these type specimens digitally for future generations and research. The specimens are split across 5 lessons/modules that mimic a dive profile (immerse to ascend) and progress together, but can also be explored individually.

Original Namesort ascending Synonomized Catalog number Module Link to model
rendered image of tubipora musica Tubipora musica USNM 558 Ecosystem Engineers View model for Tubipora musica
rendered image of tridacna sp Tridacna sp. USNM 877203 From Coral to Community View model for Tridacna sp.
rendered image of Stylaster verrillii Stylaster verrillii USNM 1027819 Depth & Distribution View model for Stylaster verrillii
rendered image of Stylaster sanguineus Valenciennes Stylaster sanguineus Valenciennes USNM 76600 Classifying Corals View model for Stylaster sanguineus Valenciennes
rendered image of stylaster brochi Stylaster brochi USNM 1122540 From Coral to Community View model for Stylaster brochi
rendered image of stylaster alaskanus Stylaster alaskanus USNM 1122454 Depth & Distribution View model for Stylaster alaskanus
rendered image of sideropora mordax Sideropora mordax Stylophora pistillata USNM 344 Ecosystem Engineers View model for Sideropora mordax
rendered image of seriatopora hystrix Seriatopora hystrix USNM 346 Classifying Corals View model for Seriatopora hystrix
rendered image of scolymia australis Scolymia australis Homophyllia australis USNM 79493 From Coral to Community View model for Scolymia australis
rendered image of Pseudodiploria strigosa Pseudodiploria strigosa USNM 1137708 Shape & Structure View model for Pseudodiploria strigosa
rendered image of psammocora columna Psammocora columna Coscinaraea columna USNM 188 Shape & Structure View model for Psammocora columna
rendered image of porites monticulosa Porites monticulosa USNM 664 Shape & Structure View model for Porites monticulosa
rendered image of porites lobata Porites lobata USNM 646 From Coral to Community View model for Porites lobata
rendered image of Pocillopora molokensis Pocillopora molokensis USNM 20994 Depth & Distribution View model for Pocillopora molokensis
rendered image of pocillopora molokensis Pocillopora molokensis USNM 20996 Depth & Distribution View model for Pocillopora molokensis
rendered image of Pocillopora meandrina Pocillopora meandrina USNM 89696 Ecosystem Engineers View model for Pocillopora meandrina
rendered image of Pocillopora grandis Pocillopora grandis USNM 700 From Coral to Community View model for Pocillopora grandis
rendered image of Pocillopora damicornis Pocillopora damicornis USNM 44359 Shape & Structure View model for Pocillopora damicornis
rendered image of Pocillopora damicornis Pocillopora damicornis USNM 81450 Shape & Structure View model for Pocillopora damicornis
rendered image of Pocillopora damicornis Pocillopora damicornis USNM 46926 Shape & Structure View model for Pocillopora damicornis
rendered image of Pocillopora damicornis Pocillopora damicornis USNM 1128565 Shape & Structure View model for Pocillopora damicornis
rendered image of Pocillopora damicornis Pocillopora damicornis USNM 93379 Shape & Structure View model for Pocillopora damicornis
rendered image of sea dragon Phyllopteryx taeniolatus USNM 111086 From Coral to Community View model for Phyllopteryx taeniolatus
rendered image of pavonia praetorta Pavonia praetorta Pavona cactus (Forskål, 1775) USNM 152 Shape & Structure View model for Pavonia praetorta
rendered image of pavonia decussata Pavonia decussata Pavona decussata USNM 201 Classifying Corals View model for Pavonia decussata
rendered image of panulirus longipes Panulirus longipes USNM 105728 From Coral to Community View model for Panulirus longipes
rendered image of Orbicella curta Orbicella curta Astrea curta USNM 14 Ecosystem Engineers View model for Orbicella curta
rendered image of mantis shrimp Odontodactylus sp. From Coral to Community View model for Odontodactylus sp.
rendered image of montipora danae Montipora danae USNM 307 Shape & Structure View model for Montipora danae
rendered image of Millepora alcicornis Millepora alcicornis USNM 1494038 From Coral to Community View model for Millepora alcicornis
rendered image of merulina rigida Merulina rigida Hydnophora rigida USNM 148 Shape & Structure View model for Merulina rigida
rendered image of Merulina rigida Merulina rigida Hydnophora rigida USNM 148 Ecosystem Engineers View model for Merulina rigida
rendered image of Meandrina meandrites Meandrina meandrites USNM 1174917 Ecosystem Engineers View model for Meandrina meandrites
rendered image of manopora scabricula Manopora scabricula Manopora sp. (taxon requirendum) USNM 318 Classifying Corals View model for Manopora scabricula
rendered image of monopora nodosa Manopora nodosa Montipora nodosa USNM 317 Shape & Structure View model for Manopora nodosa
rendered image of manopora lichen macro Manopora lichen Porites lichen USNM 336 Classifying Corals View model for Manopora lichen
rendered image of manopora lichen Manopora lichen Porites lichen USNM 336 Classifying Corals View model for Manopora lichen
rendered image of manopora digitata Manopora digitata Montipora digitata USNM 312 Classifying Corals View model for Manopora digitata
rendered image of manopora capitata Manopora capitata Montipora capitata USNM 305 Shape & Structure View model for Manopora capitata
rendered image of manopora caliculata Manopora caliculata Montipora caliculata USNM 335 Shape & Structure View model for Manopora caliculata
rendered image of madrepora valida Madrepora valida Acropora valida USNM 272 Classifying Corals View model for Madrepora valida
rendered image of madrepora tenuis Madrepora tenuis Acropora tenuis USNM 259 Shape & Structure View model for Madrepora tenuis
rendered image of madrepora surculosa Madrepora surculosa Acropora hyacinthus USNM 251 Shape & Structure View model for Madrepora surculosa
rendered image of madrepora spicifera Madrepora spicifera Acropora spicifera USNM 244 Shape & Structure View model for Madrepora spicifera
rendered image of madrepora robusta Madrepora robusta Acropora robusta USNM 297 Shape & Structure View model for Madrepora robusta
rendered image of Madrepora hyacinthus Madrepora hyacinthus Acropora hyacinthus USNM 246 Ecosystem Engineers View model for Madrepora hyacinthus
rendered image of madrepora humilis Madrepora humilis Acropora humilis USNM 332 Classifying Corals View model for Madrepora humilis
rendered image of madrepora horrida Madrepora horrida Acropora horrida USNM 291 Shape & Structure View model for Madrepora horrida
rendered image of madrepora formosa Madrepora formosa Acropora muricata (Linnaeus 1758) USNM 292 Shape & Structure View model for Madrepora formosa
rendered image of madrepora florida Madrepora florida Acropora florida USNM 282 Shape & Structure View model for Madrepora florida
rendered image of madrepora cytherea Madrepora cytherea Acropora cytherea USNM 229 From Coral to Community View model for Madrepora cytherea
rendered image of madrepora cuneata Madrepora cuneata Isopora cuneata USNM 334 Shape & Structure View model for Madrepora cuneata
rendered image of madrepora congiera Madrepora conigera Acropora robusta USNM 240 Depth & Distribution View model for Madrepora conigera
rendered image of madrepora aspera Madrepora aspera Acropora aspera USNM 285 Ecosystem Engineers View model for Madrepora aspera
rendered image of linckia laevigata Linckia laevigata USNM 15868 From Coral to Community View model for Linckia laevigata
rendered image of Leptoseris gardineri Leptoseris gardineri USNM 93447 Shape & Structure View model for Leptoseris gardineri
rendered image of Leptoseris cucullata Leptoseris cucullata Helioseris cucullata USNM 83788 Depth & Distribution View model for Leptoseris cucullata
rendered image of leptoseris cailleti Leptoseris cailleti USNM 83771 Depth & Distribution View model for Leptoseris cailleti
rendered image of leiopathes sp Leiopathes sp. USNM 1127949 From Coral to Community View model for Leiopathes sp.
rendered image of Lactophrys bicaudalis Lactophrys bicaudalis USNM 273167 From Coral to Community View model for Lactophrys bicaudalis
rendered image of Herpetolithus crassus Herpetolithus crassus Herpolitha limax USNM 160 Shape & Structure View model for Herpetolithus crassus
rendered image of heliopora coerulea Heliopora coerulea USNM 1145291 From Coral to Community View model for Heliopora coerulea
rendered image of heliopora coerulea Heliopora coerulea USNM 45123 From Coral to Community View model for Heliopora coerulea
rendered image of goniopora columna Goniopora columna USNM 5781 Shape & Structure View model for Goniopora columna
rendered image of Goniastrea favulus Goniastrea favulus USNM 91274 Depth & Distribution View model for Goniastrea favulus
rendered image of goniastrea favulus Goniastrea favulus USNM 91201 Depth & Distribution View model for Goniastrea favulus
rendered image of gemmipora brassica Gemmipora brassica Turbinaria sp. (taxon inquirendum) USNM 210 Classifying Corals View model for Gemmipora brassica
rendered image of Favia fragum Favia fragum USNM 36670 Ecosystem Engineers View model for Favia fragum
rendered image of echinopora reflexa Echinopora reflexa Echinopora lamellosa (Esper 1795) USNM 164 Shape & Structure View model for Echinopora reflexa
rendered image of Distichopora violacea Distichopora violacea USNM 76340 Classifying Corals View model for Distichopora violacea
rendered image of Distichopora borealis Distichopora borealis USNM 1122878 Depth & Distribution View model for Distichopora borealis
rendered image of Diploria labyrinthiformis Diploria labyrinthiformis USNM 74947 Shape & Structure View model for Diploria labyrinthiformis
rendered image of diploastrea heliopora Diploastrea heliopora USNM 1183350 Ecosystem Engineers View model for Diploastrea heliopora
rendered image of diodon hystrix Diodon hystrix USNM 195928 From Coral to Community View model for Diodon hystrix
rendered image of cypraecassis rufa Cypraecassis rufa USNM 1127926 From Coral to Community View model for Cypraecassis rufa
rendered image of Crypthelia viridis Crypthelia viridis USNM 1246330 From Coral to Community View model for Crypthelia viridis
rendered image of corallium sp Corallium sp. USNM 56807 From Coral to Community View model for Corallium sp.
rendered image of Carcharhinus altimus Carcharhinus altimus USNM 112589 From Coral to Community View model for Carcharhinus altimus
rendered image of Astraea (Orbicella) coronata Astraea (Orbicella) coronata Astrea curta USNM 58 Shape & Structure View model for Astraea (Orbicella) coronata
renderd image of Astraea (Fissicella) pulchra Astraea (Fissicella) pulchra Astrea sp. (Taxon inquirendum) USNM 74 Shape & Structure View model for Astraea (Fissicella) pulchra
rendered image of astraea flavistella macro Astraea (Fissicella) flavistella Goniastrea pectinata USNM 73 Depth & Distribution View model for Astraea (Fissicella) flavistella
rendered image of agaricia speciosa Agaricia speciosa Pachyseris speciosa USNM 199 Classifying Corals View model for Agaricia speciosa
rendered image of Acropora valenciennesi Acropora valenciennesi USNM 47056 Shape & Structure View model for Acropora valenciennesi
rendered image of acropora secale Acropora secale USNM 268 From Coral to Community View model for Acropora secale
rendered image of Acropora prolifera Acropora prolifera USNM 1149322 Depth & Distribution View model for Acropora prolifera
rendered image of acropora palmata Acropora palmata USNM 3968 Depth & Distribution View model for Acropora palmata
rendered image of acropora digitifera Acropora digitifera USNM 48086 Shape & Structure View model for Acropora digitifera
rendered image of Acropora cervicornis Acropora cervicornis USNM 1171477 Classifying Corals View model for Acropora cervicornis
rendered image of acropora cervicornis Acropora cervicornis USNM 74016 Depth & Distribution View model for Acropora cervicornis