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Favia rotundata

(Veron and Pichon, 1977)

Colonies are dome-shaped or flat. Corallites are thick walled and circular, tending to be cerioid and 19-22 millimetres diameter. Polyps are fleshy and circular in outline.

Colour: Pale grey, yellowish or brown. Corallite rims are usually distinctively coloured.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

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.
Favia rotundata.  Indonesia.  Typical appearance of colonies in a protected environment.  Jim Maragos.

Favia rotundata.Indonesia.Typical appearance of colonies in a protected environment.Jim Maragos.

Favia rotundata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  A large massive colony.  Ed Lovell.

Favia rotundata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.A large massive colony.Ed Lovell.

Favia rotundata.  Indonesia.  Variation in corallite detail.  Neville Coleman.

Favia rotundata.Indonesia.Variation in corallite detail.Neville Coleman.

Favia rotundata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Variation in corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Favia rotundata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Variation in corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Favia rotundata.  Mainland Japan.  Variation in corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Favia rotundata.Mainland Japan.Variation in corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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