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Favia rotundata (Veron, Pichon & Wijsman-Best, 1977)

207427  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207427)

 unaccepted > superseded combination
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Favites rotundata Veron, Pichon & Wijsman-Best, 1977) Veron JEN, Pichon M, Wijsman-Best M. (1977). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series.</em> 3: 1-233. [details]   
Note Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description This species has calices which are very large, reaching 2 cm diameter. Because of this is easily recognised. Underwater,...  
Description This species has calices which are very large, reaching 2 cm diameter. Because of this is easily recognised. Underwater, the polyps appear as thick rings of fleshy tissue, thick enough to completely obscure the skeleton beneath. While it cannot be mistaken for any other member of its genus, it is of similar size to Montastrea magnistellata and Favites flexuosa. This species is not uncommon and is conspicuous both because of its large corallites and large colony size. It is found mostly on exposed, clear water slopes below 7 m deep (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are dome-shaped or flat. Corallites are thick-walled, circular, tending to be subplocoid, with calices 17-20 mm in diameter. Polyps are fleshy and circular in outline. Colour: pale grey, yellowish or brown. Abundance: uncommon but conspicuous (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2024). World List of Scleractinia. Favia rotundata (Veron, Pichon & Wijsman-Best, 1977). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207427 on 2024-03-04
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1997-10-31 12:32:54Z
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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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original description  (of Favites rotundata Veron, Pichon & Wijsman-Best, 1977) Veron JEN, Pichon M, Wijsman-Best M. (1977). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series.</em> 3: 1-233. [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Sheppard, C.R.C. (1998). Corals of the Indian Ocean: a taxonomic and distribution database for coral reef ecologists [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., B.W. Hoeksema & J. van der Land. (1999). Appendix: List of extant stony corals. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 459: 13-46.
page(s): 29 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., B.W. Hoeksema & J. van der Land. (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. <em>China Science Press.</em> 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. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Veron JEN. (2002). New species described in Corals of the World. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 11: 1-209.
page(s): 145 [details]   

additional source Pichon, M.; Benzoni, F. (2007). Taxonomic re-appraisal of zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals in the Maldive Archipelago. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 1441: 21–33.
page(s): 31 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Marsh LM. (1988). Hermatypic corals of Western Australia : records and annotated species list. <em>Records Western Australian Museum Supplement.</em> 29: 1-136., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.60555
page(s): 28, 100 [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume III: Families Mussidae, Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae, Poritidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., volume 3, pp. 490.
page(s): 124-125 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Molina, M.; Kenyon, J. (2004). Palmyra Atoll coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000-2002, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2000-2001, and Sette 2004 surveys [Table 8]. UNPUBLISHED, UNPUBLISHED [details]   

additional source Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>
page(s): 444, 462, 468 [details]   

new combination reference Budd AF, Fukami H, Smith ND, Knowlton N. (2012). Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Mussidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 166 (3): 465-529., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00855.x [details]   
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

Nontype WAM 141-88, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 46-88, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 493-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 569-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 782-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 905-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description This species has calices which are very large, reaching 2 cm diameter. Because of this is easily recognised. Underwater, the polyps appear as thick rings of fleshy tissue, thick enough to completely obscure the skeleton beneath. While it cannot be mistaken for any other member of its genus, it is of similar size to Montastrea magnistellata and Favites flexuosa. This species is not uncommon and is conspicuous both because of its large corallites and large colony size. It is found mostly on exposed, clear water slopes below 7 m deep (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are dome-shaped or flat. Corallites are thick-walled, circular, tending to be subplocoid, with calices 17-20 mm in diameter. Polyps are fleshy and circular in outline. Colour: pale grey, yellowish or brown. Abundance: uncommon but conspicuous (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English knob coral  [details]
Japanese アツキクメイシ  [details]