WoRMS name details

Favia favus (Forskål, 1775)

207435  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207435)

 unaccepted (previous combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Madrepora favus Forskål, 1775) Forskål P. (1775). Descriptiones Animalium, Avium, Amphibiorum, Piscium, Insectorum, Vermium; quae in Itinere Orientali Observavit Petrus Forskål. Post Mortem Auctoris editit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia Medica Kahirina. Mölleri, Hafniae, 19 + xxxiv + 164 pp. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2088059 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Note Red Sea (Veron, 1986).
Authority is given to...  
From other sources
Type locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986).
Authority is given to Oken in MaNnae & Kalk (1958) and Kalk (1958). [details]
Description Colonies are commonly nearly perfect hemispheres, frequently reaching 1 metre across. Its calices are about 10-17 mm...  
Description Colonies are commonly nearly perfect hemispheres, frequently reaching 1 metre across. Its calices are about 10-17 mm diameter. Corallites are usually markedly plocoid, usually forming cones about 2 to 5 mm tall and sometimes up to 1 cm tall in sedimented areas. Septa have ragged teeth and do not form distinct orders. Costae of all orders are equal and have regular dentations. Favia favus is widespread and common, though it is not the commonest Favia. Large colonies occur in sheltered locations, while smaller colonies are scattered throughout reef slopes from just below the wave base to at least 40 m. (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are massive, rounded or flat. Corallites are conical, with calices 12- 20 mm in diameter. Septa have an irregular appearance. Paliform lobes are poorly developed. Colour: usually dark green, brown or grey. It is often mottled and may have pale calices. Abundance: very common (second only to F. pallida) and may be a dominant on back reef margins (Veron, 1986).
Corallites conical, 12-20 mm across. Polyps protrude and the underlying septo-costal structure is evident when they are contracted. Colour: Variable, ranging from grey, dark green to reddish-brown, and are often mottled with pale centres. Habitat: Shallow reefs (Richmond, 1997); rocks (Kalk, 1959).
Also distributed in Australia in Kalk (1958).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2021). World List of Scleractinia. Favia favus (Forskål, 1775). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207435 on 2022-01-24
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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
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original description  (of Madrepora favus Forskål, 1775) Forskål P. (1775). Descriptiones Animalium, Avium, Amphibiorum, Piscium, Insectorum, Vermium; quae in Itinere Orientali Observavit Petrus Forskål. Post Mortem Auctoris editit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia Medica Kahirina. Mölleri, Hafniae, 19 + xxxiv + 164 pp. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2088059 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (HKRMS) AFCD. (2004). Ecological Status and Revised Species Records of Hong Kong's Scleractinian Corals. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,The Hong Kong SAR Government. [details]   

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [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 Chevalier JP (1971) Les Scléractiniaires de la Mélanésie Française (Nouvelle-Caledonie, Iles Chesterfield, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelles Hébrides). I. Expedition Française sur les Récifs Coralliens Nouv.-Calédonie 5: 1-307, pls. 1-38. Paris.  [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 Matthai G (1924) Report on the madreporarian corals in the collection of the Indian Museum, Calcutta. Memoirs of the Indian Museum 8: 1-59. [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]   

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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Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are commonly nearly perfect hemispheres, frequently reaching 1 metre across. Its calices are about 10-17 mm diameter. Corallites are usually markedly plocoid, usually forming cones about 2 to 5 mm tall and sometimes up to 1 cm tall in sedimented areas. Septa have ragged teeth and do not form distinct orders. Costae of all orders are equal and have regular dentations. Favia favus is widespread and common, though it is not the commonest Favia. Large colonies occur in sheltered locations, while smaller colonies are scattered throughout reef slopes from just below the wave base to at least 40 m. (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are massive, rounded or flat. Corallites are conical, with calices 12- 20 mm in diameter. Septa have an irregular appearance. Paliform lobes are poorly developed. Colour: usually dark green, brown or grey. It is often mottled and may have pale calices. Abundance: very common (second only to F. pallida) and may be a dominant on back reef margins (Veron, 1986).
Corallites conical, 12-20 mm across. Polyps protrude and the underlying septo-costal structure is evident when they are contracted. Colour: Variable, ranging from grey, dark green to reddish-brown, and are often mottled with pale centres. Habitat: Shallow reefs (Richmond, 1997); rocks (Kalk, 1959).
Also distributed in Australia in Kalk (1958).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

Type locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986).
Authority is given to Oken in MaNnae & Kalk (1958) and Kalk (1958). [details]
LanguageName 
English pineapple coralknob coralhoneycomb coral  [details]
German Knopfkoralle  [details]
Japanese ナミキクメイシ  [details]