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  • Acropora Paniculata

    Acropora paniculata

    Colonies are large plates or tables which are up to 25 mm thick and finely structured. Corallites are long, thin and tubular.

  • Urchin and clam

    Sea Urchin and Giant Clam

    Sea urchin, the small, spiny, globular animal and the the giant clam nestled among the coral.

  • Distichopora Violacea

    Distichopora violacea

    Lace corals form ornate tree-like structures, with all the flattened, blunt-ended branches growing in one plane.

  • Favia Rotundata

    Favia rotundata

    Colonies are dome-shaped or flat with thick walled and circular corallites and the polyps are fleshy and circular in outline.

Special Use Permits

Special Use Permits

Special Use Permits enable the public to engage in wildlife-related activities on a National Wildlife Refuge which would otherwise be prohibited.

Special Use Permits

About the Complex

Pacific Reefs

Kingman Reef NWR, in addition to nine other refuges, make up the Pacific Reefs Complex.

Kingman Reef is managed as part of the Pacific Reefs.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Last Updated: Jun 23, 2014
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