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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavites abdita (Ellis & Solander, 1786) 
AphiaID: 207449

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 editorAstraea fusco-viridis Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea hemprichii Ehrenberg, 1834 (synonym ?)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea robusta Dana, 1846 (synoym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstraea virens Dana, 1846 (synonym ?)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavastrea magnifica de Blainville, 1834 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia abdita (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavites astrinus Link, 1807 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavites robusta (Dana, 1846) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavites virens (Dana, 1846) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniastrea seychellensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora abdita Ellis & Solander, 1786 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionastraea abdita (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionastraea crassior Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionastraea gibbosa Klunzinger, 1879 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionastraea magnifica (de Blainville, 1834) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionastraea obtusata Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionastraea profundicella Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionastraea quoyi Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionastraea seychellensis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrionastraea sulfurea Milne Edwards, 1857 (synonym)
Sources  original description Ellis, J.; Solander, D. 1786. The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details] [full text]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlarger star coral  [details]
Environment marine, 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]
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]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCerioxynus bandensis Humes, 1979 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (26 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (16 nucleotides; 8 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 massive, either rounded or hillocky. Walls are thick, calices are 7-12 mm in diameter, septa are straight, with prominent teeth. Colour: dark in turbid environments, other wise pale brown with green oral discs. Abundance: common and occupies a wide range of habitats with colonies frequently exceeding 1 m in diameter. (Veron, 1986).
Grows into large, rounded domes >l m in diameter. Corallites 7-14 mm across, cerioid, i.e. they share common walls, unlike Favia-though differentiating between these two genera in the field can be difficult. Colour: variable, ranging from greyish-green to reddish-brown, and has green oral discs. The fine septo-costal structure is evident when the polyps are contracted. Habitat: sheltered reefs (Richmond, 1997).
Also distributed in Australia in Kalk (1958).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Original combination in Sheppard (1998). Type locality: unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207449
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2010-01-29 12:56:37Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Favites abdita (Ellis & Solander, 1786). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207449 on 2014-07-30
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