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Favites stylifera

(Yabe and Sugiyama, 1937)

Colonies are encrusting to submassive. Corallites are irregular in shape, 3-6 millimetres diameter. Septa are few and highly contorted, with irregular teeth. The paliform crown is weakly developed.

Colour: Pale brown, sometimes with green oral discs.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon to rare.

Similar species: Favites micropentagona , Platygyra yaeyamaensis

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favites stylifera.  Papua New Guinea.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favites stylifera.Papua New Guinea.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

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

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

Favites stylifera.  Papua New Guinea.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favites stylifera.Papua New Guinea.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

Favites stylifera.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favites stylifera.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

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

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

Favites stylifera.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing colony surface.

Favites stylifera.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing colony surface.

Favites stylifera.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Favites stylifera.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Favites stylifera.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Favites stylifera.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.