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Favites russelli

(Wells, 1954)

Colonies are submassive to encrusting. Corallites have thin to thick irregular walls. Paliform lobes are well developed.

Colour: Usually green, brown or mottled or with green or cream oral discs.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Taxonomic note The type specimen of this species comes from a reef exposed to extreme wave action. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: 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 russelli.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  A small encrusting colony.  Ed Lovell.

Favites russelli.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.A small encrusting colony.Ed Lovell.

Favites russelli.  Philippines.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favites russelli.Philippines.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

Favites russelli.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Corallite detail.  Ed Lovell.

Favites russelli.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Corallite detail.Ed Lovell.

Favites russelli.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Corallite detail.  Ed Lovell.

Favites russelli.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Corallite detail.Ed Lovell.

Favites russelli.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favites russelli.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

Favites russelli.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Len Zell.

Favites russelli.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Len Zell.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Favites russelli.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites of shaded colony.

Favites russelli.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites of shaded colony.

Favites russelli.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites of very exposed colony.

Favites russelli.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites of very exposed colony.