831 species

Favites halicora

(Ehrenberg, 1834)


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are massive, either rounded or hillocky. Corallites have very thick walls and tend to become subplocoid. Paliform lobes may be developed.

Colour: Usually uniform pale yellowish- or greenish-brown.

Similar Species: Favites abdita, which has more angular corallites with thinner walls and no paliform lobes.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

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