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Favia favus (Forskål, 1775)

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

 unaccepted > superseded combination
Species
Variety Favia favus var. affinis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Dipsastraea favus (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
Variety Favia favus var. crassidens Crossland, 1952 accepted as Dipsastraea favus (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Variety Favia favus var. danae Verrill, 1872 accepted as Dipsastraea danai (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
Variety Favia favus var. fragilis Chevalier, 1971 accepted as Dipsastraea favus (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Variety Favia favus var. glabra Chevalier, 1971 accepted as Dipsastraea favus (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Variety Favia favus var. magniflora Chevalier, 1971 accepted as Dipsastraea favus (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Variety Favia favus var. robusta Chevalier, 1971 accepted as Dipsastraea favus (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Variety Favia favus var. savignyi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Dipsastraea favus (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
marine, 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. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Favia favus (Forskål, 1775). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207435 on 2022-05-22
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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]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[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 Hoffmeister, J.E. (1925). Some corals from America Samoa and the Fiji Islands. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 22: 1-90, pls. 1-23.
page(s): 11, 12, 22 [details]   

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

additional source Randall, R.H., 2003. An annotated checklist of hydrozoan and scleractinian corals collected from Guam and other Mariana Islands. Micronesica 35-36: 121-137.
page(s): 133 [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 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): 143, 144 [details]   

additional source Scheer, G. & Pillai, C.S.G. 1974. Report on Scleractinia from the Nicobar Islands. Zoologica, Stuttgart 42 (122): 1-75, pls. 1-33.
page(s): 9, 46-47, 74 [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 Pillai CSG, Scheer G (1976) Report on the stony corals from the Maldive Archipelago. Results of the Xarifa Expedition 1957/58. Zoologica, Stuttgart 43 (126): 1-83, pls. 1-32. [details]   

additional source Crossland C (1952) Madreporaria, Hydrocorallinae, Heliopora and Tubipora. Scientific Report Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29 VI(3): 85-257.
page(s): 90, 99 [details]   

additional source Faure, G.; Pichon, M. (1978). Description de <i>Favites peresi</i>, nouvelle espèce de Scleractiniaire hermatipique de l'Océan Indien (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Scleractinia). Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Zool. 352(513): 107-127 (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 113 [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 Nemenzo F (1959) Systematic studies on Philippine shallow water scleractinians: II. Suborder Faviida. Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines 16: 73-135, pls. 1-24.
page(s): 75, 86 [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): 25, 31 [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 Faustino LA. (1927). Recent Madreporaria of the Philippine Islands. <em>Bureau of Science Manila Monograph.</em> 22: 1-310, pls. 1-100.
page(s): 11, 40, 129-130 [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, 99 [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]   

additional source Pillai CSG. (1972). Stony corals of the seas around India. <em>Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Corals and Coral Reefs, 1969. Marine Biological Association of India Symposium.</em> 5: 191-216.
page(s): 205 [details]   

additional source Randall RH, Myers RF. (1983). The corals. Guide to the Coastal Resources of Guam: Vol. 2. <em>University of Guam Press, Guam, pp. 128.</em>  [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): 116-117 [details]   

additional source Ryland, J. S. (1981). Reefs of southwest Viti Levu and their tourism potential. Proceedings of the Fourth International Coral Reef Symposium, 1, 293-298
page(s): 296 [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 Maragos, J. E.; Schmerfeld, J. (2004). Coral survey from Howland Island National Wildlife Refuge, 1998-2004 [Table 3]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Kenyon, J. (2004). Rose Atoll coral data compiled from US Fish and Wildlife Service 1994, Townsend Cromwell 2002, and Sette 2004 surveys [Table 10]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands: Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, oceanography (biologic). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 260(I): 385-486
page(s): 393, 397, 458 [details]   

additional source Pillai, C. S. G. (1983). Structure and generic diversity of recent Scleractinia of India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 25, 1-2, 78-90
page(s): 86 [details]   

additional source Sheppard, C. R. C. (1985). Fringing reefs in the southern region, Jeddah to Jizan. Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 7, 37-58
page(s): 45 [details]   

additional source Kuguru, B. L.; Winters, G.; Beers, S.; Santos, S. R.; Chadwick, N. E. (2007). Adaptation strategies of the corallimorpharian Rhodactis rhodostoma to irradiance and temperature. Marine Biology, 151, 1287-1298
page(s): 1287, 1289, 1292, 1294, 1295, fig. 5 [details]   

additional source Reinicke, G. B.; Schuhmacher, H. (1996). Significance of different traits of soft-coral assemblages (Octocorallia, Alcyoniina) in benthic reef communities of the Red Sea. Göttinger Arbeiten zur Geologie Paläontologie, Sb2, 77-84
page(s): 82 [details]   

additional source Severance, E. G.; Karl, S. A. (2006). Contrasting population genetic structures of sympatric, mass-spawning Caribbean corals. Marine Biology, 150, 57-68
page(s): 64 [details]   

additional source Kühlmann, D. H. H. (2006). Die Steinkorallensammlung im Naturhistorischen Museum in Rudolstadt (Thüringen) nebst ökologischen Bemerkungen. Rudolstädter Naturhistorische Schriften, 13, 37-113
page(s): 63, 90, 111 [details]   

additional source Wallace, C. C.; Fellegara, I.; Muir, P. R.; Harrison, P. L. (2009). The scleractinian corals of Moreton Bay, eastern Australia: high latitude, marginal assemblages with increasing species richness. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 54, 2
page(s): 2, 10, 14, 20, 56, 57, 58, 62 [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]

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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]