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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia maxima Veron, Pichon & Wijsman-Best, 1977 
AphiaID: 207428

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMussidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFaviinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia maxima (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (original combination, basionym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDipsastraea maxima (Veron, Pichon & Wijsman-Best, 1977)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia Milne Edwards, 1857
Sources  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]

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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorknob coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Whitsunday Island [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCentral Indo-Pacific [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (14 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (11 nucleotides; 5 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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 Colonies are massive. Corallites are circular, large, with calices 20-30 mm in diameter. Septa are very regular, thickened at the wall and with well-developed paliform lobes forming a crown around the columella. Colour: brown or yellow-brown with dull-green oral discs. Abundance: uncommon. Found on upper reef slopes and is conspicuous (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207428
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-01-22 12:34:02Z  created  Fondo, Esther
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-16 01:08:52Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-05-27 21:37:37Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Favia maxima Veron, Pichon & Wijsman-Best, 1977. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207428 on 2014-12-28
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