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Favia maritima

(Nemenzo, 1971)

Colonies are massive and usually hemispherical. Corallites are exsert. Septa are uniform, fine and numerous. Paliform lobes are poorly developed or absent.

Colour: Dark brown or greenish, sometimes with pale oral discs.

Habitat: Reef slopes.<

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Favia danae

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Nemenzo (1971). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favia maritima.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Characteristic appearance of a small colony.  Ed Lovell.

Favia maritima.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Characteristic appearance of a small colony.Ed Lovell.

Favia maritima.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Colony surface.  Ed Lovell.

Favia maritima.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Colony surface.Ed Lovell.

Favia maritima.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favia maritima.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

Favia maritima.  Indonesia.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Valerie Taylor.

Favia maritima.Indonesia.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Valerie Taylor.

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

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

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

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