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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia favus (Forskål, 1775) 
AphiaID: 207435

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 favus (Forskål, 1775)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia Milne Edwards, 1857
Sources  original description Forskål P (1775) Descriptiones animalium avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium; quæ in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Hauniae, Heineck et Faber. [details]

new combination reference Huang D, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Budd AF (2014) Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 277–355. [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 editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [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]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCerioxynus alatus Humes, 1974 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHastatus faviae Ho, Cheng & Dai, 2010 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHastatus faviae Ho, Cheng & Dai, 2010 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (9 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (88 nucleotides; 26 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 commonly nearly perfect hemispheres, frequently reaching 1 metre across. Its calices are about 10-17 mm diameter. Corallites are usually markedly plocoid, usually forming cones about 2 to 5 mm tall and sometimes up to 1 cm tall in sedimented areas. Septa have ragged teeth and do not form distinct orders. Costae of all orders are equal and have regular dentations. Favia favus is widespread and common, though it is not the commonest Favia. Large colonies occur in sheltered locations, while smaller colonies are scattered throughout reef slopes from just below the wave base to at least 40 m. (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are massive, rounded or flat. Corallites are conical, with calices 12- 20 mm in diameter. Septa have an irregular appearance. Paliform lobes are poorly developed. Colour: usually dark green, brown or grey. It is often mottled and may have pale calices. Abundance: very common (second only to F. pallida) and may be a dominant on back reef margins (Veron, 1986).
Corallites conical, 12-20 mm across. Polyps protrude and the underlying septo-costal structure is evident when they are contracted. Colour: Variable, ranging from grey, dark green to reddish-brown, and are often mottled with pale centres. Habitat: Shallow reefs (Richmond, 1997); rocks (Kalk, 1959).
Also distributed in Australia in Kalk (1958).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986).
Authority is given to Oken in MaNnae & Kalk (1958) and Kalk (1958). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207435
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
2014-03-15 23:02:09Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-05-26 23:19:26Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Favia favus (Forskål, 1775). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207435 on 2014-08-23
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