WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia speciosa (Dana, 1846)

207425 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207425)
Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (previous combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote "East Indies" (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "East Indies" (Veron, 1986). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Corallites are rounded to very elongated, with...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Corallites are rounded to very elongated, with diameters of 10 to 15 mm. Walls may be fairly broad, giving rise to intercorallite distances of 3 to 6 mm. Septa are even, fine and closely spaced, which distinguishes this from Favia pallida with which it has often been confused, and both septa and costae have regular and fine teeth. The species is not as common as Favia pallida, but it occupies a very similar range of habitats. However, it is not as common in stressed habitats such as reef flats (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are massive. Corallites are crowded together, subcircular, with calices up to 12 mm in diameter. Septa are fine, numerous and regular. Paliform lobes are poorly developed. Colour: pale grey, green or brown, usually with calices of contrasting colour. Abundance: uncommon (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "East Indies" (Veron, 1986).  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "East Indies" (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2016). Favia speciosa (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207425 on 2017-11-21

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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-15 23:02:09Z
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2014-05-27 21:37:37Z
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2016-04-14 10:30:47Z
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original description Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & van der Land, J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 59-101., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M (1982) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 5: 1–159. [details]   

new combination reference 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]   

context source (HKRMS) AFCD. (2004). Ecological Status and Revised Species Records of Hong Kong’s Scleractinian Corals. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,The Hong Kong SAR Government. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Corallites are rounded to very elongated, with diameters of 10 to 15 mm. Walls may be fairly broad, giving rise to intercorallite distances of 3 to 6 mm. Septa are even, fine and closely spaced, which distinguishes this from Favia pallida with which it has often been confused, and both septa and costae have regular and fine teeth. The species is not as common as Favia pallida, but it occupies a very similar range of habitats. However, it is not as common in stressed habitats such as reef flats (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are massive. Corallites are crowded together, subcircular, with calices up to 12 mm in diameter. Septa are fine, numerous and regular. Paliform lobes are poorly developed. Colour: pale grey, green or brown, usually with calices of contrasting colour. Abundance: uncommon (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "East Indies" (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorknob coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorキクメイシ  [details]