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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia stelligera (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207441

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia stelligera (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (previous combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea stelligera (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 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  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Fiji [details]
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]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmarda goniastreae Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (24 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (10 nucleotides; 5 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 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207441
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 stelligera (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207441 on 2014-11-22
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