831 species

Favia lizardensis

Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best, 1977


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies are massive and are commonly over one metre across. Corallites are circular, and regularly spaced. Corallite walls are thick but have fine rims. Septa are uniformly thin and widely spaced, without paliform lobes. Costae are well developed.

Colour: Pinkish brown with cream or greenish oral discs.

Similar Species: A distinct species when seen underwater. Closest to Favia rosaria.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Seldom common.

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