831 species

Favia rosaria

Veron, 2000


Oken, 1815

Characters: Colonies are submassive to encrusting and often up to one metre across. Corallites are crowded, up to 20 millimetres diameter, and have low walls. Extratentacular budding is common. Septo-costae are uniform, not exsert. Septa have fine teeth. Paliform lobes are inconspicuous.

Colour: Distinctive pinkish-brown with darker corallite inner walls and pale oral discs.

Similar Species: The colouration is distinctive underwater. Favia favus and F. danai have corallites of similar size. The former have coarser septo-costae, the latter have more exsert corallites.

Habitat: Shallow reef slopes.

Abundance: Rare.

Taxonomic References: Veron (2000a); Veron (2002a);

Identification Guides: Turak and DeVantier (2011b);

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