WoRMS name details

Favia laxa (Klunzinger, 1879)

207430  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207430)

 unaccepted (previous combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Orbicella laxa Klunzinger, 1879) Klunzinger CB. (1879). Die Korallthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen. 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   
Note Red Sea (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description This forms massive spherical colonies up to 50 cm diameter. It has fairly variable characters. Corallites are 6 to 8 mm...  
Description This forms massive spherical colonies up to 50 cm diameter. It has fairly variable characters. Corallites are 6 to 8 mm diameter, though with their thick walls the calices are only 3 to 5 mm across. Thus it is a small Favia; its calices are larger than F. stelligera but otherwise only some small F. pallida have calices this size. Corallites may be low cones, but many colonies have "recessed" rather than plocoid corallites, with no raised rim at all. There is usually a broad inter-corallite area. There is a very clear ring of tall paliform lobes around the columella. This coral is widespread though generally not common. It tolerates all habitats except very exposed and very turbid, and is seen from about 10 m to 25 m depth on clear water reef slopes (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are hemispherical. Corallites are conical with calices 3-6 mm in diameter. Paliform lobes form a neat crown. Septa are fine and neatly arranged. Colour: usually pale brown or pinkish-brown. Abundance: uncommon (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2021). World List of Scleractinia. Favia laxa (Klunzinger, 1879). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207430 on 2022-01-25
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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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2014-06-13 17:49:47Z
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original description  (of Orbicella laxa Klunzinger, 1879) Klunzinger CB. (1879). Die Korallthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen. 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Sheppard CRC. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 307: 1-32., available online at http:// https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.307.1 [details]   

additional source 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]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, 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. <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 Matthai G. (1914). A revision of the recent colonial Astraeidae possessing distinct corallites. <em>Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 2nd Series Zoology.</em> 17(1): 1-140, pls. 1-38. [details]   

additional source Wijsman-Best M (1972) Systematics and ecology of New Caledonian Faviinae (Coelenterata–Scleractinia). Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 42: 3-90. [details]   

additional source Wijsman-Best M. (1974). Biological results of the Snellius expedition: XXV. Faviidae collected by the Snellius Expedition. I. The genus Favia. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 48: 249-261, pls. 1-4. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description This forms massive spherical colonies up to 50 cm diameter. It has fairly variable characters. Corallites are 6 to 8 mm diameter, though with their thick walls the calices are only 3 to 5 mm across. Thus it is a small Favia; its calices are larger than F. stelligera but otherwise only some small F. pallida have calices this size. Corallites may be low cones, but many colonies have "recessed" rather than plocoid corallites, with no raised rim at all. There is usually a broad inter-corallite area. There is a very clear ring of tall paliform lobes around the columella. This coral is widespread though generally not common. It tolerates all habitats except very exposed and very turbid, and is seen from about 10 m to 25 m depth on clear water reef slopes (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are hemispherical. Corallites are conical with calices 3-6 mm in diameter. Paliform lobes form a neat crown. Septa are fine and neatly arranged. Colour: usually pale brown or pinkish-brown. Abundance: uncommon (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English knob coral  [details]