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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia laxa (Klunzinger, 1879) 
AphiaID: 207430

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)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (previous combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDipsastraea laxa (Klunzinger, 1879)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia Milne Edwards, 1857
Sources  original description Klunzinger, C.B. 1879. Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen: 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [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 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-Pacific [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (84 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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 This forms massive spherical colonies up to 50 cm diameter. It has fairly variable characters. Corallites are 6 to 8 mm diameter, though with their thick walls the calices are only 3 to 5 mm across. Thus it is a small Favia; its calices are larger than F. stelligera but otherwise only some small F. pallida have calices this size. Corallites may be low cones, but many colonies have "recessed" rather than plocoid corallites, with no raised rim at all. There is usually a broad inter-corallite area. There is a very clear ring of tall paliform lobes around the columella. This coral is widespread though generally not common. It tolerates all habitats except very exposed and very turbid, and is seen from about 10 m to 25 m depth on clear water reef slopes (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are hemispherical. Corallites are conical with calices 3-6 mm in diameter. Paliform lobes form a neat crown. Septa are fine and neatly arranged. Colour: usually pale brown or pinkish-brown. Abundance: uncommon (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207430
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-01-31 16:37:49Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
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
2014-06-13 17:49:47Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Favia laxa (Klunzinger, 1879). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207430 on 2014-10-22
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