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Favia leptophylla

Verrill, 1868

Colonies are massive, flattened rather than hemispherical and commonly over one metre across. Corallites are compact, neatly rounded and uniform in size. Septo-costae are exsert and are equal and uniformly spaced.

Colour: Uniform dark grey with pale grey oral discs.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Generally uncommon.

Similar species: Favia favus , Favia marshae

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Laborel (1969), Amaral (1992). Additional identification guide: Hetzel and Castro (1994).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favia leptophylla.  Brazil.  Showing the typically smooth surface of a large massive colony.  Charlie Veron.

Favia leptophylla.Brazil.Showing the typically smooth surface of a large massive colony.Charlie Veron.

Favia leptophylla.  Brazil.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Favia leptophylla.Brazil.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Favia leptophylla.  Brazil.  Showing corallites.

Favia leptophylla.Brazil.Showing corallites.

Favia leptophylla.  Brazil.  Showing corallites.

Favia leptophylla.Brazil.Showing corallites.

Favia leptophylla.  Brazil.  Showing corallites.

Favia leptophylla.Brazil.Showing corallites.