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Favites halicora

(Ehrenberg, 1834)

Colonies are massive, either rounded or hillocky. Corallites have very thick walls and tend to become subplocoid. Paliform lobes may be developed.

Colour: Usually uniform pale yellowish- or greenish-brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: 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 halicora.  Indonesia.  Showing the common appearance of colonies in tropical locations.  Gerry Allen.

Favites halicora.Indonesia.Showing the common appearance of colonies in tropical locations.Gerry Allen.

Favites halicora.  Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.  This species has a solid appearance and often has an irregular upper surface.  Clay Bryce.

Favites halicora.Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia.This species has a solid appearance and often has an irregular upper surface.Clay Bryce.

Favites halicora.  Palau.  Corallite detail.  Gustav Paulay.

Favites halicora.Palau.Corallite detail.Gustav Paulay.

Favites halicora.  Taiwan.  Colonies commonly have a hillocky surface in shallow water.  Charlie Veron.

Favites halicora.Taiwan.Colonies commonly have a hillocky surface in shallow water.Charlie Veron.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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