WoRMS name details

Favia stelligera (Dana, 1846)

207441  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207441)

 unaccepted (previous combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description This is an easily distinguished Favia, because it forms the largest colonies and has the smallest corallites. Colonies can...  
Description This is an easily distinguished Favia, because it forms the largest colonies and has the smallest corallites. Colonies can reach over three metres across and stand 2 metres high; large ones are composed of many upward growing cylinders 10 - 20 cm diameter, and may have a slightly club-head top. Living corallites are usually restricted to the top 20 cm or so of each club in these large colonies, though they may cover all the surface of much smaller colonies. Calices are only about 3 mm diameter which is considerably smaller than any other member of this genus, and they are very neatly formed, being perfectly round, except when budding. They are strongly plocoid, commonly being as tall as they are broad. Favia stelligera has a strong preference to very shallow water. It is rarely found deeper than about 6 m. The very large colonies are also limited to shallow water in sheltered sites such as protected fringing reefs. It is a common component of those coral communities found between shallow patch reefs where the substrate is a mixture of coarse sand and hard substrate (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are spherical, columnar, hillocky or flat. Corallites are evenly distributed, with small calices. Colour: uniform brown or green. Abundance: seldom common but occurs in a wide range of habitats (Veron, 1986).
Large domed colonies made up of numerous lobes or short columns (each 10-20 cm across), with the moderate-sized corallites (2-6 mm across) easily visible on the surface. Colour: usually a uniform pale yellow colour. Habitat: shallow reefs in clear water (Richmond, 1997). [details]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Favia stelligera (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207441 on 2018-04-22
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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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2014-05-27 21:37:37Z
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original description Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

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

additional source Sheppard, C.R.C. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Research Bulletin Nr 307 [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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description This is an easily distinguished Favia, because it forms the largest colonies and has the smallest corallites. Colonies can reach over three metres across and stand 2 metres high; large ones are composed of many upward growing cylinders 10 - 20 cm diameter, and may have a slightly club-head top. Living corallites are usually restricted to the top 20 cm or so of each club in these large colonies, though they may cover all the surface of much smaller colonies. Calices are only about 3 mm diameter which is considerably smaller than any other member of this genus, and they are very neatly formed, being perfectly round, except when budding. They are strongly plocoid, commonly being as tall as they are broad. Favia stelligera has a strong preference to very shallow water. It is rarely found deeper than about 6 m. The very large colonies are also limited to shallow water in sheltered sites such as protected fringing reefs. It is a common component of those coral communities found between shallow patch reefs where the substrate is a mixture of coarse sand and hard substrate (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are spherical, columnar, hillocky or flat. Corallites are evenly distributed, with small calices. Colour: uniform brown or green. Abundance: seldom common but occurs in a wide range of habitats (Veron, 1986).
Large domed colonies made up of numerous lobes or short columns (each 10-20 cm across), with the moderate-sized corallites (2-6 mm across) easily visible on the surface. Colour: usually a uniform pale yellow colour. Habitat: shallow reefs in clear water (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English knob coral  [details]
Japanese ホシキクメイシ  [details]