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Favites flexuosa

(Dana, 1846)

Colonies are hemispherical or flat. Corallites are angular and deep. Septa are prominent, with large conspicuous teeth. Paliform lobes are weakly developed.

Colour: A wide range, usually with contrasting walls and oral discs.

Habitat: A wide range of reef environments and rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Sometimes common, especially in subtropical locations.

Similar species: Acanthastrea echinata , Favites paraflexuosa , Favites vasta

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wijsman-Best (1972), 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.
Favites flexuosa.  Philippines.  null.  Charlie Veron.

Favites flexuosa. Philippines. null. Charlie Veron.

Favites flexuosa.  null.  Corallite detail.  Neville Coleman.

Favites flexuosa. null. Corallite detail. Neville Coleman.

Favites flexuosa.  Lord Howe Island, south-eastern Australia.  Corallite detail.  Neville Coleman.

Favites flexuosa. Lord Howe Island, south-eastern Australia. Corallite detail. Neville Coleman.

Favites flexuosa.  Philippines.  Surface of an Acanthastrea-like massive colony showing angular corallites with prominent teeth.  Charlie Veron.

Favites flexuosa. Philippines. Surface of an Acanthastrea-like massive colony showing angular corallites with prominent teeth. Charlie Veron.

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

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

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

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