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Favia rosaria

Veron, 2000

Colonies are submassive to encrusting and often up to one metre across. Corallites are crowded, up to 20 millimetres diameter, and have low walls. Extratentacular budding is common. Septo-costae are uniform, not exsert. Septa have fine teeth. Paliform lobes are inconspicuous.

Colour: Distinctive pinkish-brown with darker corallite inner walls and pale oral discs.

Habitat: Shallow reef slopes.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Favia danae , Favia favus

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favia rosaria.  Papua New Guinea.  Small colony showing the most common colour pattern of the species.  Charlie Veron.

Favia rosaria.Papua New Guinea.Small colony showing the most common colour pattern of the species.Charlie Veron.

Favia rosaria.  Indonesia.  Corallite detail.  Neville Coleman.

Favia rosaria.Indonesia.Corallite detail.Neville Coleman.

Favia rosaria.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Favia rosaria.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Favia rosaria.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing colony surface.

Favia rosaria.Papua New Guinea.Showing colony surface.

Favia rosaria.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallite detail.

Favia rosaria.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallite detail.

Favia rosaria.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallite detail.

Favia rosaria.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallite detail.

Favia rosaria.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallite detail.

Favia rosaria.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallite detail.

Favia rosaria.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing colony surface.

Favia rosaria.Papua New Guinea.Showing colony surface.