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Favia vietnamensis

Veron, 2000

Colonies are usually small. Corallites are irregularly shaped and deeply excavated. Septa are irregular in height. Paliform lobes are weakly developed. Colonies are very fleshy.

Colour: Brown or grey, either uniform or with distinctive oral discs.

Habitat: Protected reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Caulastrea tumida

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favia vietnamensis.  Mainland Japan.  Surface of a colony at the northern extremity of the distribution range.  Charlie Veron.

Favia vietnamensis.Mainland Japan.Surface of a colony at the northern extremity of the distribution range.Charlie Veron.

Favia vietnamensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Ed Lovell.

Favia vietnamensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Ed Lovell.

Favia vietnamensis.  Vietnam.  Variation in corallite shape and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favia vietnamensis.Vietnam.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.

Favia vietnamensis.  Vietnam.  Showing colony surface.

Favia vietnamensis.Vietnam.Showing colony surface.

Favia vietnamensis.  Vietnam.  Showing colony surface.

Favia vietnamensis.Vietnam.Showing colony surface.

Favia vietnamensis.  Vietnam.  Showing corallites.

Favia vietnamensis.Vietnam.Showing corallites.