831 species

Favites paraflexuosa

Veron, 2000


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are hemispherical or flat. Corallites are angular and deep. Septa are even, with fine teeth. Paliform lobes are weakly developed.

Colour: Brown with pale oral discs.

Similar Species: Favites flexuosa, which has identical corallite shape but septa have conspicuous teeth, a distinction which is clear underwater. Favites vasta has larger, less angular corallites and a distinctive colouration.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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