IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Colonies are massive, rounded or flat. Corallites are conical. Septa are slightly irregular and widely spaced. Paliform lobes are poorly developed.

Colour: A wide variety, often mottled, with pale calices.

Habitat: May be a dominant species on reef back margins.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Favia danae , Favia rosaria

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Scheer and Pillai (1974), Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).


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