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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavites pentagona (Esper, 1795) 
AphiaID: 207446

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 editorMerulinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavites (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavites Link, 1807
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphrastrea deformis (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea deformis Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstrea deformis Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia adduensis Gardiner, 1904 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavites gailei Chevalier, 1971 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavites parvicella Nemenzo, 1959 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea rudis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora pentagona Esper, 1795 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlesiastrea haeckeli Brüggemann, 1878 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionastraea gibbosissima Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStephanocoenia maldivensis Gardiner, 1904 (synonym)
Sources  original description Esper EJC (1793-1795) Die Planzenthiere: Fortsetzungen 1: 1-230. Abbildungen I: Madrepora pls. 1-87. Raspischen Buchhandlung, Nurnberg. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlarger star 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 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 editorCerioxynus moluccensis Humes, 1979 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRakotoa ceramensis Humes, 1979 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (8 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (16 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (21 nucleotides; 11 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 submassive to encrusting, sometimes forming irregular columns. Corallites are thin-walled and angular, with calices usually less than 6 mm in diameter. Septa are few in number, paliform lobes are well developed. Colour: often brightly coloured, brown or red with green oral discs being common. Abundance: sometimes common, with colonies exceeding 1 m in diameter. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "East Indies" (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207446
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-01-31 16:37:49Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-16 13:26:33Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-05-29 09:17:28Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Favites pentagona (Esper, 1795). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207446 on 2014-07-10
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