831 species

Favia danai

Haime and Milne Edwards, 1857


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies are massive and usually small. Corallites are conical, with thick walls. Septo-costae are irregular and thick. Costae are strongly beaded. Paliform lobes are weakly developed.

Colour: Uniform or mottled brown, green, yellow-green or grey.

Similar Species: Favia favus, which has more uniform septo-costae and costae which are less beaded. See also F. maritima.

Habitat: A wide range of reefs and rocky foreshores of subtropical locations.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: Changed species spelling from Favia danae