831 species

Favites stylifera

Yabe and Sugiyama, 1937


Link, 1807

Characters: Colonies are encrusting to submassive. Corallites are irregular in shape, 3-6 millimetres diameter. Septa are few and highly contorted, with irregular teeth. The paliform crown is weakly developed.

Colour: Pale brown, sometimes with green oral discs.

Similar Species: Favites micropentagona, which has corallites of similar size but with a uniform shape. See also Platygyra yaeyamaensis which has larger corallites forming valleys.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon to rare.

Taxonomic References: Veron (2000a);

Identification Guides: Nishihira and Veron (1995); Turak and DeVantier (2011b);

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