WoRMS name details

Favia favus (Forskål, 1775)

207435  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207435)

 unaccepted (previous combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Forsskål, P.; Niebuhr, C. (1775). Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium / quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris Rubri geographica. Hauniæ [Copenhagen]:ex officina Mölleri. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18564#page/9/mode/1up [details]   
Note Red Sea (Veron, 1986).
Authority is given to...  
From other sources
Type locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986).
Authority is given to Oken in MaNnae & Kalk (1958) and Kalk (1958). [details]
Description Colonies are commonly nearly perfect hemispheres, frequently reaching 1 metre across. Its calices are about 10-17 mm...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Favia favus (Forskål, 1775). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207435 on 2018-04-21
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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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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2014-05-26 23:19:26Z
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original description Forsskål, P.; Niebuhr, C. (1775). Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium / quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris Rubri geographica. Hauniæ [Copenhagen]:ex officina Mölleri. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18564#page/9/mode/1up [details]   

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

additional source 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]   

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 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]   

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
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description 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]

Type locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986).
Authority is given to Oken in MaNnae & Kalk (1958) and Kalk (1958). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English knob coral  [details]
Japanese ナミキクメイシ  [details]