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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia pallida (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207440

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 (original combination, basionym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDipsastraea pallida (Dana, 1846)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia Milne Edwards, 1857
Sources  original description Dana, J.D. 1846-1849. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Zoophytes 7: 1-740, 61 pls. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [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 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
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]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (11 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (29 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (89 nucleotides; 18 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 This is the most variable Favia in terms of calice size, though there is a consistency of pattern despite this. Corallites range from 5 mm to just over 1 cm in diameter. Mature corallites from stressed areas fall generally at the smaller end of the range, while those on clear water reef slopes are larger. Calices are irregular in shape, and have raised rims. Septa are widely spaced and irregular. They are visibly fewer in number than similar sized F. speciosa. This is a very abundant coral, being the most common of the Favia. It is seen on reef slopes from 5 to 35 m deep, in clear water, exposed outer reefs as well as in more turbid, back reef environments. It is common on reef flats also and can tolerate salinities of up to 48 parts per thousand. It is common also on reef crests where wave action is not extreme (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are massive. Corallites are circular, with calices 6-10 mm in diameter. Septa are widely spaced and irregular. Paliform lobes are usually poorly developed. Colour: pale yellow, cream or green, always with dark-brown or green calices. Abundance: the most common faviid and often a dominant of back reef margins (Veron, 1986).
Colonies dome-shaped, similar to F. favus, but corallites are smaller (usually <10 mm across), flatter and irregualrly rounded. Colour: Polyps a pale cream or green with dark brown or green centres. Habitat: diverse reefs areas (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Favia pallida
Favia pallida
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207440
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
2014-05-27 21:37:37Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Favia pallida (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207440 on 2014-10-02
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