831 species

Favia maritima

(Nemenzo, 1971)


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies are massive and usually hemispherical. Corallites are exsert. Septa are uniform, fine and numerous. Paliform lobes are poorly developed or absent.

Colour: Dark brown or greenish, sometimes with pale oral discs.

Similar Species: Favia maxima. See also F. favus and F. danai, both of which have smaller corallites with less numerous and less regular septa.

Habitat: Reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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