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Favites chinensis

(Verrill, 1866)

Colonies are massive and rounded. Corallites are shallow, angular to subplocoid, with thin walls. Septa are straight and even. Those of adjacent corallites are aligned across the wall. There are no paliform lobes.

Colour: Usually yellow or greenish-brown.

Habitat: A wide range of reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Favites bestae

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wijsman-Best (1972), Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favites chinensis.  null.  Common variation in corallite shape and colour.  Len Zell.

Favites chinensis.null.Common variation in corallite shape and colour.Len Zell.

Favites chinensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Common variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favites chinensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Common variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

Favites chinensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Common variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favites chinensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Common variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

Favites chinensis.  Philippines.  Common variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favites chinensis.Philippines.Common variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

Favites chinensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Favites chinensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Favites chinensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Favites chinensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Favites chinensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing characteristic corallite structure.

Favites chinensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing characteristic corallite structure.

Favites chinensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Favites chinensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Favites chinensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing massive colony.

Favites chinensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing massive colony.

Favites chinensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing characteristic corallite structure.

Favites chinensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing characteristic corallite structure.