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"Honeycomb", Brain Corals, More and Less, Family Faviidae, pt. 4

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By Bob Fenner

 

Favia cf. pallida (Dana 1846). Hemispherical colonies of rounded, crowned corallites of about 10 mm. in diameter. Septa regular/uniform. Distributed from the Red Sea, East Africa to the Tuamotus. Image made in Nuka Hiva, Marquesas, Polynesia. 

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Favia rosaria Veron 2000. Sub-massive to encrusting colonies to a meter across. Corallites low-walled, close together, up to 20 mm in size. Flat (non-exsert) septo-costae. Pinkish brown walls with pale oral discs. Bali 2014

Favia speciosa Dana 1846. Massive colonies, corallites closer/further distanced depending on depth. Further apart with increase. Many color varieties with contrasting schemes. Aquarium photo. 

Favia rotundata (Veron and Pichon 1977). Domed to flat in shape. Corallites larger than many Favias, to 22 mm in diameter. Fleshy in appearance. Red Sea images. 

Favia stelligera (Dana 1846). Colonies of round to columnar/colonial in appearance, sometimes a few meters across. Uniform septa and walls (not shared). Brown to green in color. Red Sea upper gulf photos.

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Genus Favites   Similar to the Genus Favia, but with Cerioid corallites. Massive, boulder like colonies, with corallites sharing walls.)

Favites abdita (Ellis and Solander 1876). Colonies massive, rounded or hillocky. Corallites likewise rounded, with thick walls. Septa straight, with exsert teeth. Below: Bunaken, Sulawesi, Indonesia and Right: Red Sea images where it is common. 

Favites complanata (Ehrenberg 1834). Colonies massive, with corallites slightly angled, with thick walls. Paliform lobes weak, septae strong. Costae form a "star" where three corallites converge. Bali 2014

Favites flexuosa (Dana 1846). Hemispherical or flat colonies. Corallites deep with contrasting colored septa and centers. Septal teeth large, paliform lobes weak. Red Sea image. 

Favites halicora (Ehrenberg, 1834). Typically made up of irregular massive shapes. Corallites 11-13 mm in diameter. Yellow-tan to greenish color. Here in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea and Fiji.  

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