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Favia danae

Verrill, 1872

Colonies are massive and usually small. Corallites are conical, with thick walls. Septo-costae are irregular and thick. Costae are strongly beaded. Paliform lobes are weakly developed.

Colour: Uniform or mottled brown, green, yellow-green or grey.

Habitat: A wide range of reefs and rocky foreshores of subtropical locations.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Favia favus , Favia maritima

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Verrills original description/specimens. Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).s original description/specimens. Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favia danae.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  This species has large rough corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Favia danae.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.This species has large rough corallites.Charlie Veron.

Favia danae.  Red Sea.  This species has large rough corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Favia danae.Red Sea.This species has large rough corallites.Charlie Veron.

Favia danae.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallite detail, notably the strongly beaded septo-costae.  Ed Lovell.

Favia danae.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallite detail, notably the strongly beaded septo-costae.Ed Lovell.

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

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

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

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