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Favites micropentagona

Veron, 2000

Colonies are encrusting to submassive. Corallites are pentagonal in shape and 3-4 millimetres diameter. Septa are in two alternating cycles, with irregular teeth. The paliform crown is clearly developed.

Colour: Pale brown, sometimes with dark oral discs.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Favites pentagona , Favites stylifera

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favites micropentagona.  Philippines.  Corallite variation in encrusting colonies.  Charlie Veron.

Favites micropentagona.Philippines.Corallite variation in encrusting colonies.Charlie Veron.

Favites micropentagona.  Philippines.  Corallite variation in encrusting colonies.  Charlie Veron.

Favites micropentagona.Philippines.Corallite variation in encrusting colonies.Charlie Veron.

Favites micropentagona.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Corallite variation in encrusting colonies.  Charlie Veron.

Favites micropentagona.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Corallite variation in encrusting colonies.Charlie Veron.

Favites micropentagona.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Corallite variation in encrusting colonies.  Charlie Veron.

Favites micropentagona.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Corallite variation in encrusting colonies.Charlie Veron.

Favites micropentagona.  Philippines.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Favites micropentagona.Philippines.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Favites micropentagona.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Favites micropentagona.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Favites micropentagona.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Favites micropentagona.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Favites micropentagona.  Philippines.  Showing corallite detail.

Favites micropentagona.Philippines.Showing corallite detail.

Favites micropentagona.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Favites micropentagona.Philippines.Showing corallites.