831 species

Favia maxima

Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best, 1977


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies are massive and usually small. Corallites have well defined walls. Septa are regular, thickened at the wall and with conspicuous paliform lobes forming a crown around the columella. Polyps may be fleshy.

Colour: Brown or yellow-brown with dull green or white oral discs.

Similar Species: Favia maritima, which has more exsert corallites and does not have prominent paliform lobes. See also F. veroni and F. vietnamensis.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Rare.

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