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Favia lizardensis

Veron and Pichon, 1977

Colonies are massive and are commonly over one metre across. Corallites are circular, and regularly spaced. Corallite walls are thick but have fine rims. Septa are uniformly thin and widely spaced, without paliform lobes. Costae are well developed.

Colour: Pinkish brown with cream or greenish oral discs.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Seldom common.

Similar species: Favia rosaria

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favia lizardensis.  Scott Reef, western Australia.  A large massive colony.  Charlie Veron.

Favia lizardensis.Scott Reef, western Australia.A large massive colony.Charlie Veron.

Favia lizardensis.  null.  The characteristic shape and colour of corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Favia lizardensis.null.The characteristic shape and colour of corallites.Charlie Veron.

Favia lizardensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  The characteristic shape and colour of corallites.  Wendy Morris.

Favia lizardensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.The characteristic shape and colour of corallites.Wendy Morris.

Favia lizardensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing characteristic corallite structure.

Favia lizardensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing characteristic corallite structure.

Favia lizardensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Favia lizardensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Favia lizardensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Favia lizardensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Favia lizardensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Favia lizardensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.