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Favia truncatus

Veron, 2000

Colonies are massive, flat or hemispherical. Corallites are typically inclined on the colony surface, facing downwards on hemispherical surfaces. Corallite walls have sharp rims except for colonies from very shallow water. The lower part of the wall of inclined corallites is commonly immersed, giving the upper part a hooded appearance. Septa are widely spaced and irregular in size. Paliform crowns are well developed.

Colour: Uniform yellowish-green or brown.

Habitat: Most shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common in equatorial regions.

Similar species: Favia pallida , Favia speciosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favia truncatus.  Guam.  Variation in corallite structure and colour.  Gustav Paulay.

Favia truncatus.Guam.Variation in corallite structure and colour.Gustav Paulay.

Favia truncatus.  Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.  Colony surface.  Charlie Veron.

Favia truncatus.Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean.Colony surface.Charlie Veron.

Favia truncatus.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Variation in corallite structure and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favia truncatus.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Variation in corallite structure and colour.Charlie Veron.

Favia truncatus.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Variation in corallite structure and colour.  Wendy Morris.

Favia truncatus.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Variation in corallite structure and colour.Wendy Morris.

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

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

Favia truncatus.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing colony surface.

Favia truncatus.Papua New Guinea.Showing colony surface.

Favia truncatus.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing colony surface.

Favia truncatus.Papua New Guinea.Showing colony surface.

Favia truncatus.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Favia truncatus.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Favia truncatus.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Favia truncatus.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.