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Favia veroni

Moll and Borel-Best, 1984

Colonies are massive. Corallites are compacted together, often irregularly projecting and irregular in outline, with large calices up to 10 millimetres deep. Paliform lobes are absent.

Colour: Corallite walls are usually rich brown or red with cream oral discs.

Habitat: Reef slopes.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Favia vietnamensis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Moll and Borel-Best (1984). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favia veroni.  Philippines.  A small massive colony.  Charlie Veron.

Favia veroni.Philippines.A small massive colony.Charlie Veron.

Favia veroni.  Red Sea.  Large colony with excavated corallites.  Mary Stafford-Smith.

Favia veroni.Red Sea.Large colony with excavated corallites.Mary Stafford-Smith.

Favia veroni.  Philippines.  Colony surface.  Charlie Veron.

Favia veroni.Philippines.Colony surface.Charlie Veron.

Favia veroni.  Indonesia.  Corallite detail.  Neville Coleman.

Favia veroni.Indonesia.Corallite detail.Neville Coleman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Favia veroni.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing massive colony.

Favia veroni.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing massive colony.

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

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

Favia veroni.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Favia veroni.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.