WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia rotundata (Veron, Pichon & Wijsman Best, 1977)

207427 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207427)
Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (previous combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This species has calices which are very large,...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This species has calices which are very large, reaching 2 cm diameter. Because of this is easily recognised. Underwater, the polyps appear as thick rings of fleshy tissue, thick enough to completely obscure the skeleton beneath. While it cannot be mistaken for any other member of its genus, it is of similar size to Montastrea magnistellata and Favites flexuosa. This species is not uncommon and is conspicuous both because of its large corallites and large colony size. It is found mostly on exposed, clear water slopes below 7 m deep (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are dome-shaped or flat. Corallites are thick-walled, circular, tending to be subplocoid, with calices 17-20 mm in diameter. Polyps are fleshy and circular in outline. Colour: pale grey, yellowish or brown. Abundance: uncommon but conspicuous (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986).  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2014). Favia rotundata (Veron, Pichon & Wijsman Best, 1977). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207427 on 2017-11-24

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1997-10-31 12:32:54Z
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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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2014-03-16 01:08:52Z
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2014-05-27 21:37:37Z
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original description Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. & Wijsman-Best, M. 1977. Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series 3: 1–233. [details]   

basis of record Sheppard, C.R.C. (1998). Corals of the Indian Ocean: a taxonomic and distribution database for coral reef ecologists [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]   

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]   
 
 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 This species has calices which are very large, reaching 2 cm diameter. Because of this is easily recognised. Underwater, the polyps appear as thick rings of fleshy tissue, thick enough to completely obscure the skeleton beneath. While it cannot be mistaken for any other member of its genus, it is of similar size to Montastrea magnistellata and Favites flexuosa. This species is not uncommon and is conspicuous both because of its large corallites and large colony size. It is found mostly on exposed, clear water slopes below 7 m deep (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are dome-shaped or flat. Corallites are thick-walled, circular, tending to be subplocoid, with calices 17-20 mm in diameter. Polyps are fleshy and circular in outline. Colour: pale grey, yellowish or brown. Abundance: uncommon but conspicuous (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

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