831 species

Favia leptophylla

Verrill, 1868


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies are massive, flattened rather than hemispherical and commonly over one metre across. Corallites are compact, neatly rounded and uniform in size. Septo-costae are exsert and are equal and uniformly spaced.

Colour: Uniform dark grey with pale grey oral discs.

Similar Species: None in the Atlantic Ocean. Similar to Favia favus of the Indo-Pacific. See also F. marshae.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Generally uncommon.

Taxonomic References: Laborel (1967); Amaral (1992); Veron (2000a);

Identification Guides: Hetzel and Castro (1994);

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change