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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFaviidae Gregory, 1900 
AphiaID: 196099

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (synonymy)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMussidae Ortmann, 1890
Rank Family
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia Milne Edwards, 1857 (type by subsequent designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia
Sources  original description Gregory JW (1900) The corals Jurassic fauna of Cutch. Palaeontologica Indica, Ser. 9, 2: 1–195, pls. 1-26. [details]

source of synonymy Budd, A.F., Fukami, H., Smith, N.D. & Knowlton, N. 2012. Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Mussidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 465–529. [details]

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 Genus Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAstreosmilia

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia Oken, 1815 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia Milne Edwards, 1857
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontastrea Vaughan & Wells, 1943 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMontastraea Blainville, 1830
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription It is the biggest family in terms of number of genera, and ranks next to the Acroporidae in number of species. All extant species are hermatypic and colonial. Septa, paliform lobes, columellae and wall structures, when present, all appear to be structurally similar. Septal structures are simple, columellae are a simple tangle of elongate septal teeth, walls are composed of thickened septa and cross-linkages. Related families are Merulinidae and Trachyphylliidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196099
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Date   action   by
2005-12-27 19:49:34Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2009-08-11 09:20:33Z  changed  db_admin
2014-04-05 23:34:53Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Faviidae Gregory, 1900. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196099 on 2014-07-13
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