831 species

Favites abdita

(Ellis and Solander, 1786)


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are massive, either rounded or hillocky and sometimes over one metre across. Corallites are rounded, with thick walls. Septa are straight, with exsert teeth.

Colour: Dark in turbid environments, otherwise pale brown with brown or green oral discs.

Similar Species: Favites halicora and F. flexuosa.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Taxonomic Note: A species complex.

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